WARA Residencies 2016

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All applications for WARA grants, including the WARA Residency, must be submitted online. Below are descriptions of each grant. Applications will be available November 1st.

In the interest of enhancing transatlantic exchange and collaboration, the West African Research Association, with funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department, offers Residencies for WARA member institutions to host a West African Scholar on their campus.  Each residency will last 4-8 weeks and will provide the visiting scholar with opportunities for library research, guest lecturing, and/or collaborative work with American colleagues. Please note that residencies are short-term exchanges and are not meant to fill faculty positions. WARA will pay the round-trip travel costs of the selected scholar as well as a stipend of $3500 to help cover meals and local transportation costs. Host institutions are encouraged to provide additional support in the form of housing, office space, library privileges, laboratory facilities, or other supports for the period of the residency. To apply for a residency to take place in Fall 2016, interested member institutions should submit:

  • Name and contact information for representative of WARA host institution
  • A 50-80 word abstract of the proposed residency, clearly indicating the purpose of the Residency (clearly indicate the host institution contact person)
  • A proposal of no more than six (6) double-spaced pages profiling the visiting scholar, his or her proposed residency activities, how the residency will contribute to the goals of WARA, the expected impact or outcome of the residency, and any support that the host institution is prepared to contribute
  • Curriculum vitae for the visiting scholar
  • A letter of interest from the scholar
  • A letter of support from a relevant administrator (dean, department chair, etc.) at the host institution
  • Proof of citizenship in the form of a copy of the scholar’s passport (please note: only scholars who are eligible for non-immigrant visas to the U.S. will be considered)

Please note that applications can only be made by WARA member institutions for the purpose of bringing a specific scholar to their campus. Applications from individual scholars will not be accepted.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 11:59pm  FEBRUARY 1, 2016. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Upon completion of the residency, residents are required to submit, in collaboration with their host institution, a detailed report of their work and findings. This report will subsequently be published in the biannual WARA newsletter. Please direct inquiries to:

WARA
African Studies Center
Boston University
232 Bay State Road
Boston MA 02215
Tel: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975
Email: wara@bu.edu

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