Fellowships and Grants

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!

The WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship is open to U.S citizens already holding a Ph.D. who are currently affiliated with an academic institution or who work in another related domain and would like to conduct research in West Africa. Click here for more information!

The WARC Library Fellowship is designed to provide experience in West Africa for practicing librarians and for the next generation of Africana librarians. Open to U.S citizens, this fellowship provides round trip travel to Dakar and a stipend of $2,500 to cover the cost of living during the summer of 2019. Click here for more information!

The WARA Residency Fellowship offers residencies for WARA member institutions to host a West African Scholar on their campus. 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 NOW OPEN!

Application ends: Saturday, September 15th.

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!

Complete your application using this link!

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Congratulations to the winners of the Spring 2018 WARC Travel Grant! 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. We received an abundance of excellent proposals and regret that we are unable to fund more of them.

2018 WARA Grantees

Post-doctoral Fellowship

  • Connor Ryan (University of the West Indies) “`Lagos Never Spoils’: Nollywood and Nigerian Media Urbanism.”
  • Anima Adjepong (Simmons College) “From `little Lagos’ to Accra’s Artist Scene.”

Pre-doctoral Fellowship

  • Alfredo Rojas (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) “Moral Agriculture: Environmental Change, Society and Local Food Production in Niamasso Ivory Coast.”
  • Ryan Carty (Michigan State University) “Trading Technologies: Hausa Communities in a Borderland, 1850-1914.”
  • Janice Levi (University of California, Los Angeles) “Whispers in the West: The Emergence of a Jewish Community in 20th century Ghana.”
  • Tyler Hook (University of Wisconsin, Madison) “The Corporation and the Community: Local Stakeholders Engagement with International Corporate School Management Chains in Liberia.”
  • Andrea Walther-Puri (Tufts Fletcher School) “Measuring the Impact of U.S. Military Counter-Terrorism Assistance in West Africa.”

Residency Fellowship

  • Nonso Obikili (American University) to conduct a large-scale study of taxation in Lagos at American University.

WARC Library Fellow

  • Justin Miller (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) for summer fellowship at the WARC Library in Dakar.

Applications for the next round will reopen in November 2018.

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 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 Diaspora Internship, Undergraduate Paper Awards, and Saharan Crossroads Fellowship programs have been suspended for this year.

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