What: 2014 West Afican Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant Program
Value: The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500.
The 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.
West African Research Center (WARC) is the overseas research center for The West African Research Association (WARA). It is located in Dakar, Senegal. WARC is a center for academic exchange between American and West African scholars that encourages research on the region of West Africa.
WARC promotes scholarly research on West Africa and the Diaspora and works to foster cooperation between US-based and West African researchers, students and artists. In its development from initial conception to project planning, the Center seeks the active participation and cooperation of both West African and US-based scholars in order to identify and meet the needs of both communities.
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 institution;
4) travel to a research site.
LIST OF DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED TO UPLOAD TO THIS APPLICATION.
BE SURE TO INCLUDE ALL OF THE DOCUMENTS LISTED; INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE NOT CONSIDERED.
*A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, beginning with a clear statement of purpose
*A 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 a language understandable to non-specialist 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
*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
*All applicants must submit a letter of recommendation either by the professor overseeing their research or a colleague
*Proof of citizenship in the form of a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (please note: this competition is open only to West African nationals )
Funding for the WARC Travel Grant Program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
nquiries may be addressed to:
West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine
B.P. 5456 (Fann Residence)
Rue E x Léon G. Damas
Dakar , Senegal
Tel: 221-865-22-77; Fax: 221-824-20-58; Email: [email protected]