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WARA 2022 West African Research Center Travel Grant for African Scholars

The WARC Travel Grant 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 and regions on the continent. 

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About West African Research Association (WARA)

WARA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of research on West Africa and the diaspora, scholarly exchange, the dissemination of accurate information on West Africa and its diasporic communities, and increasing awareness of the critical place of West Africa in the global community. Founded in 1989, WARA’s mission is to promote research and scholarly exchange between West African and US scholars and institutions through its research fellowships, conferences, and publications; and through the many programs headquartered at WARA’s research center in Dakar, Sene... read more


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WARA West African Research Center Travel Grant


Aim and Benefits of WARA West African Research Center Travel Grant

 The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.

Travel grant funds may be used to:

  • attend and present papers at academic conferences held on the continent of Africa
  •  visit libraries or archives located in Africa with resources necessary to the applicant’s academic work
  • engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another African institution
  • travel to a research site in Africa

Requirements for WARA West African Research Center Travel Grant Qualification

  • Competition is open only to West African nationals, with priority given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Abstract (50-80 words) of proposed activity with a clear statement of purpose
  • Project/Research description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) including why travel is necessary (must be in  language understandable to non-specialist readers)
  • Proposed budget
  • Curriculum vitae (with research and teaching record)
  • Photocopy of the applicant’s passport (must be a West African national)
  • All applications must be submitted online in PDF documents
  • All applicants must have a recommendation letter.
  • If attending a conference:
    – an abstract of the paper to be read
    – letter of acceptance to the conference
  • If visiting another institution:
    – invitation from host institution
  • If travel is to consult archives or other materials:
    – a description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant’s research
  • If you are a graduate student:
    – letter of recommendation from professor overseeing your research


Application Deadline

October 17, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to West African Research Association (WARA) on www.cognitoforms.com to apply

Please address inquiries to:
Mariane Yade
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine
[email protected]

For more details,visit WARA  website


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