Your Link to the Community of West Africa & Diaspora Scholars. WARC Travel Grant 2014
WARC Travel Grant program promotes intra-African cooperation and
exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to
African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other
institutions on the continent. The WARC Travel Grant provides travel
costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.
This competition is open only to West African nationals, with
preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges,
universities, or research institutions.
Travel grant funds may be used to:
1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to
the applicant’s field of research;
2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the
applicant’s current academic work;
3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another
4) travel to a research site.
Successful candidates must agree to
make public presentations on their research to 1) their academic
institution, and 2) their local communities. Moreover, successful
candidates will submit to the
WARC Library in Dakar one copy of their dissertation/thesis, articles, and other publications arising
from the research funded through this grant.
All applications must be submitted online. Complete applications will include uploaded word, pdf, or
jpgs of all of the documents listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, beginning with a clear statement of purpose
description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) of the applicant’s research
and how the proposed travel is relevant to this work. This should be
presented in language understandable to nonspecialist readers
A curriculum vitae with research and teaching record when relevant
If attending a conference, an abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference
If visiting another institution, an invitation from host institution
travel is to consult archives or other materials, a description of the
collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant’s
For graduate students, a letter of recommendation by the professor overseeing their research
of citizenship in the form of a photocopy of the applicant’s passport
(please note: this competition is open only to West African nationals
eligible for non-immigrant visas to the U.S.).
Application deadlines 2014 cycle:
March 15, 2014 for travel to take place between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014
September 15, 2014 for travel to take place between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015
Inquiries should be sent to the email addresses below:
All clarification questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and technical questions should be
sent to email@example.com
Link to the Application: http://bit.ly/WARCTravelgrant2014