Congratulations to this spring’s WARC Travel Grant Awardees!

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

Evariste Bako (University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), “Molecular Epidemiology of Virulence Genes and Antibiotics Resistance Genes in Diarrheal Escherichia Coli Pathogenic Strains Isolated from Livestock Market Effluents in Ouagadougou”

  •  The project aims to study the most common diarrheal E. coli strains encountered livestock market’s effluents in Ouagadougou, their sensitivity to antibiotics commonly used in human and animal medicine, and to characterize the molecular supports of the antibiotics resistance of these strains.

N’Do Jotham (University of Ouagadougou), “Potentiel hépatoprotecteur et criblage phytochimique de Acanthospermum hispidum DC (Asteracea)”

  •  This is a study of the medicinal plants used in the treatment of liver diseases by isolating the molecules that fight liver cancer present in the plants Acanthospermum hispidum.

Kossitse Venyo Akpataku (Université de Lomé, Togo), “Identification des sources de contamination des eaux souterraines par les composés minéraux azotés : Cas de la Région des Plateaux du Togo”

  • This is the ongoing study of identifying the sources of groundwater contamination by nitrogenous mineral compounds in the Plateau Region of Togo.


Ideas Matter: Doctoral Research Fellowships for West African Scholars

The 2017 competition is open for only one more week!!

WARA is pleased to join with The MasterCard Foundation again this year to offer the Ideas Matter Fellowship Program for West African doctoral students conducting research on the continent. This fellowship supports the work of doctoral students whose dissertation research focuses on women, technology or entrepreneurship and who are based in West African institutions.  The Call for Applications is available in English, French, and Portuguese. Applications are being accepted online at



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