Applications for 2017 WARA Grants

Applications for the 2017 WARA Grant cycle are now open and will close on February 1 2017 at 12 noon EST. Applications or the Pre-Doctoral, Post-Doctoral, Library and Residency fellowships are available online here:


WARA Annual Giving Campaign 2016

Thank you!

This year, WARAWARC in Saloum‘s Giving Campaign raised close to $6,000–funds earmarked to support the West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal. Thank you to everyone who contributed! If you weren’t able to contribute during the Campaign, not to worry: WARC can still use your support! Please consider making your donation now. You can give through PayPal, The Giving Common, or Network for Good (see buttons in left margin).

Last year–and every year– hundreds of researchers—students and faculty from universities in the U.S., West Africa, and beyond—walked through WARC’s doors, taking advantage of the world class resources it offers to the academic community. It is costly to run such a comprehensive center and we rely on the generous support of members and friends like you who believe in the value of scholarship and promoting research on the region.

It’s time to renew your membership or become a WARA member!

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Keep up with Events at WARA & WARC

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Tastes of West Africa Culinary Institute – 2017

Alas, we have had to postpone until February 2017 the Tastes of West Africa, a culinary sojourn in Senegal with Chef Pierre Thiam.  This means more time for people to plan ahead, so mark your calendars now for February 2017! If you or your friends would like to spend ten days of winter in sunny Dakar and come home with a new repertoire of dishes to dazzle your friends and family, consider joining us. You can find details on the site.