The West African Research Association (WARC) is currently inviting West African nationals for its Travel Grant program to promote 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.

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.

Grant Information

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 relevant to the applicant’s field of research
  • visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the applicant’s current academic work
  • engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another institution
  • travel to a research site.

Eligibility Criteria

This competition is open only to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must submit their applications online via given website.

Eligible Countries: BeninBurkina Faso, the island of Cape Verde, GambiaGhanaGuineaGuinea-BissauIvory CoastLiberiaMaliMauritaniaNigerNigeria, the island of Saint Helena, SenegalSierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo.

For more information, please visit: WARC Travel Grant or Grant.

Fatima Shehu Suleiman, 

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