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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.

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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.

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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. This is 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.

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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!

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Check out our Grants page for the latest on our Fellowship competitions!

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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.