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Spring 2019 WARC Travel Grant Applications open now until March 15th, 2019!

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The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research on the African continent. Studies in all disciplines are welcome. This grant covers travel taking place between July 1st, 2019 and December 31st, 2019.

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant Awardees!

We look forward to your research findings in months to come…

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the WARC Travel Grant this summer. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them.


Chikezie Friday
(University of Uyo, Nigeria), “Entomological and Epidemiological Studies of Onchocerciasis in Cross River State, Nigeria.”

  • The main objective of the study is to provide the first molecular-based transmission status of onchocerciasis. The candidate’s main objective is to participate in a sustained elimination of the disease in a highly endemic state of Nigeria, after assessing the stimulum vector infectivity rates along the border, using the O-150 poolscreen molecular technique.

Sawadogo Haffsatou (Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso), “Etude de la résistance des souches placentaires de plasmodium falciparum aux antipaludiques utilisés pour le traitement préventif et curatif chez la femme enceinte à Ouagadougou.” »

  • Le projet de Madame Sawadogo vise à caractériser les souches résistantes de plasmodium falciparum isolées des prélèvements placentaires chez la femme enceinte, sous traitement préventif ou curatif à Ouagadougou. Ses recherches devraient permettre de connaître la prévalence du paludisme placentaire, les caractères des souches résistantes ainsi que le gène de résistance aux traitements antipaludiques. Ces résultats permettront de renforcer la politique de lutte contre la mortalité et la morbidité chez les femmes enceintes.

Ouedraogo Josias (Université Ouaga I Pr Joseph KI-ZERBO, Burkina Faso), “Utilisation des papiers filtre Whatman FTA Elute et Whatman TM 903 pour un diagnostic moléculaire par PCR en temps réel des méningites bactériennes aigues et une analyse phylogénétique de leurs agents étiologiques au Burkina Faso.”»

  • Les méningites bactériennes sont des infections du système nerveux central conduisant à une inflammation des membranes (méningites) qui l’entourent. Elles causent ainsi beaucoup de décès et se transmettent d’un individu à l’autre par les sécrétions respiratoires.Comme les épidémies de méningites sont récurrentes en Afrique de l’Ouest, les recherches de Ouedraogo basées sur les papiers filtres permettront l’obtention de résultats fiables et rapides dans les diagnostics de MBA et une meilleure prise en charge des patents suspectés de méningite bactérienne.

Fokaoua Aliance Romain (University of Dschang, Cameroon), “Evaluation of the Antiepileptogenic activity of the methanolic stem bark extract psychotria camptopus and its effects on depressive and anxiety-like behaviors in pentylentetrazole-kindled mice.”

  • The candidate’s research project mainly aims to determine the effects of methanolic extract of psychotria camptopus and its most active fraction on brain seratomine and GABA levels in PTZ-kindled mice. The results from this study should encourage the development of pyschotria camptopus as a readily available agent for the treatment of epilepsies, especially those with depressive symptoms and other related comorbidities.

 


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Applications for the 2019 WARA Fellowship competition ARE NOW OPEN! Click here to apply!

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.

The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States to conduct research in West Africa during the summer of 2019. Click here for more information!

We encourage you to share these offerings with your friends and colleagues.

WARA fellowships, funded by a grant from the Educational and Cultural Affairs bureau of the US Department of State through Council of American Overseas Research Centers, make it possible for a broad range of educators and students to experience professional exchanges and carry out research projects in West Africa.

 


Thank you to all who applied for the Ideas Matter Fellowship. Awards will be announced in the coming weeks.Logos with MCF for Announcement2

The West African Research Association (WARA), in collaboration with the Mastercard Foundation, is pleased to announce support for young West African scholars through its Ideas Matter Doctoral Fellowship program. This program reflects our joint commitment to increasing opportunities for emerging West African scholars, people who are transforming ideas into active solutions to the challenges facing not only the region, but also throughout the globe.

Read more about the Fellowship here.

 


WARC TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS HAVE CLOSED

 

Thank you to all of those who have applied! We will be reviewing applications in the coming weeks.

 

The WARC Travel Grant supports West African post graduate scholars and researchers carrying out research on the African continent. Studies in all disciplines are welcome. This grant covers travel taking place between December 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019.

For more information about this grant visit this page.


 

Congratulations to the Spring 2018 WARC Travel Grant Awardees! We look forward to your research findings in months to come…

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the WARC Travel Grant this summer. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them.

Hougnigbo Bertrand Akokponhoue (Université d’Abomey Calavi, Bénin), “ Utilisation de la Télédétection, des SIG et des méthodes géophysiques pour la recherche de l’eau dans les aquifères discontinus du socle cristallin du Bénin : cas du Département de la Donga (Nord-ouest du Bénin) ”

  • This will be a study of the aquifers of the crystalline bedrock in Donga to increase knowledge of the hydrogeological and hydrogeochemistry potential of this region in order to aid in optimizing water pump productivity and thus availability of clean water.

Ivo Kashimana (University of Lagos, Nigeria), “Impacts of Land Use Changes in Lower Black Volta (Ghana) and Lower Benue (Nigeria) River Basins: a climate change mitigation approach for food security”

  • This project will investigate the sustainability impacts of land use changes that result from population pressure as regards food security in the Lower Black Volta and Benue River Basins through the integration of climate, hydrology, economic and policy tools.

Dambre Koungbanane (Université Félix Houphouet-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire), “ Etude du risque d’inondation dans le contexte de changement climatique dans le bassin de l’Oti dans la Région des Savanes au Togo ”

  • In light of increased flooding risk and damage in the Savanes Region in northern Togo due to climate change, this project aims to create an early flood warning system. This will first include a technical diagnosis of those risks in the vulnerable areas, the mapping of those specific zones, studying socioeconomic and environmental impacts of flooding, and researching adaptation strategies of the affected populations.

Marguerite Nikiema (Université Ouaga I Professeur Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso), “Caractérisations phénotypique et génotypique des souches de Salmonella non-Typhiques (SNT) d’origines alimentaire et humaine au Burkina Faso: Contribution au développement de nouveaux vaccins.”

  • This will cover the third stage of this multinational study which aims not only to evaluate the antibiotic sensitivity of non-typhi and non-Paratyphi strains of Salmonella found in food throughout Burkina Faso, but also to be able to research which of the highly antigenic bacterial structures that can be used to create a vaccine.

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.


Congratulations to the Winners of the 2018 WARA Fellowship Competition!

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the WARA Fellowship Competition, which include the WARA Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellowships, the WARC Library Fellowship, and the WARA Residency Fellowship. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them. Read More…


 

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WARC Travel Grant

Applications for the Fall 2018 WARC Travel Grant competition will re-open July 15th!


WARA Fellowship Applications

The application for 2019 WARA Fellowships will re-open November 2018. Learn more about these fellowships we award yearly by clicking the links below: WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship WARC Library Fellowship WARA Residency Fellowship 


Congratulations to the Fall 2017 WARC Travel Grant Awardees! We look forward to your research findings in month to come…

Thank you to everyone who submitted applications for the WARC Travel Grant this summer. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them. Read More…


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Ideas Matter Research Fellowships for West African Scholars

The West African Research Association, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is pleased to announce awardees for the Ideas Matter Fellowship Program. 2017 marked the second year of this fellowship, which supports the work of doctoral students whose dissertation research focuses on women, technology or entrepreneurship and who are based in West African institutions. Read More… _________________________________

Read all about it!

The long-awaited release of WARA’s 2016-2017 Newsletter is now here! This issue’s theme was “Religion in West Africa,” featuring work from WARA board members, guest lecturers, and grantees. Included also are updates on WARA and changes this year. Happy reading! https://issuu.com/west-african-research-assn/docs/2016-2017_newsletter_august_14_fina Click the “Fullscreen” button in the middle of the image above for the full experience.   __________________________________

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Scholar Rescue Fund

Do you know colleagues or friends whose academic work puts them or their families at risk? Please let them know about Scholar Rescue Fund, a program that enables scholars to pursue their work in safety and to continue to share their knowledge. The Scholar Rescue Fund has awarded IIE-SRF fellowships to 681 scholars from 56 countries, placing them at over 360 host partner institutions in 41 countries around the world. For nearly 10 years, WARC has served as a host institution for the Scholar Rescue Fund.