West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant 2019 for Africans

Apply for the West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant 2019 for African Scholars and Graduate Students, See Eligibility, Grant Money, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2019 Session.

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.

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


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

West African Research Center (WARC) Travel Grant.

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

Method of Application

The following are required for complete 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
  • 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 online.