Grants & Fellowships


WARA grant applications are closed.

WARA fellowships and internships funded by grants from the US Department of State through CAORC make it possible for a broad range of educators and students to experience professional exchanges and carry out research projects in West Africa. For example, WARA Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowship programs support scholars with their research endeavors in West Africa. WARA’s Residency fellowships  support 6-8 week residencies for West African scholars at WARA member institutions for library research, guest lecturing, or collaborative work with American colleagues. The WARC Travel Grant Program supports West African scholars conducting research on the continent. And the WARA Diaspora Graduate Student  Internship, funded through a grant from the US Department of Education, provides graduate students with overseas experience through internships with various organizations operating in West Africa. WARA holds annual competitions for

  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • Disapora Graduate Internship in West Africa
  • WARA Residencies
  • WARC Library Fellowship
  • Undergraduate Paper Competition

Access the WARA fellowship application here. Before starting, please read the tips for preparing applications written by the WARA Fellowship Committee.

Competitions for the WARC Travel Grant–for research travel within the continent–are held twice yearly: In September and in March.

The next deadline for WARC Travel Grant applications is September 15, 2015.

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