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West African Research Center Travel Grant

West African Research Center Travel Grant

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The West African Research Association calls application for the West African Research Center Travel Grant. The West African Research Center 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.


The West African Research Center 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.


  • Abstract (50-80 words) of the 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.

Additional Information

If attending a conference

  • An abstract of the paper to be read
  • Letter of acceptance to the conference

If visiting another institution

  • Invitation from the 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


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 October,2020
Open toAll



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