WARC Travel Grants For African Scholars 2020/2021.

WARC Travel Grants 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. 

WARC Travel Grants

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

Application Deadline: 15th October 2020

Eligible Countries: West African countries

Type: Research Grants

Number of Awardees: Not specified

Duration of Grants:  Between Jan 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021

Value of Grants: 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 priority given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

How To Apply For WARC Travel Grants:

  • 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

 Click here to apply

For More Information:

Please address inquiries to

Marianne Yade West African Research Center/Centre de Recherche Ouest Africaine

Visit The Official Website 

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