West African Research Association (WARA) Residency Fellowship 2023 for African Researchers

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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. 

Application Deadline: 27th February 2023 11:59pm

Eligible Countries: West African countries

About the Award: 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.

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Type: Research, Fellowship

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 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 residency period.

Duration of Program:  4-8 weeks

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online and will include:

  • 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)

All applications for WARA grants, including the WARA Residency Fellowship, must be submitted through the online application.

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

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