West African Research Association - Pre-doctoral Fellowships

Amount Note:

Each fellowship will provide round trip travel to a West African country (not to exceed $2,500) and a stipend of up to $3,500.  

Eligibility Note:

It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting research. Priority will be given to applicants who are at the pre-dissertation stage.

In the interest of enhancing transatlantic exchange and collaboration, the West African Research Association (WARA), with funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department, WARA holds an annual competition for Pre-doctoral fellowships. The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, for 2 to 3 month’s research in West Africa during the summer of 2017, is for the purpose of 1) preparing a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carrying out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program (e.g., MFA or MPH).

WARA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of research on West Africa and the diaspora, scholarly exchange, the dissemination of accurate information on West Africa and its diasporic communities, and increasing awareness of the critical place of West Africa in the global community. Founded in 1989, WARA’s mission is to promote research and scholarly exchange between West African and US scholars and institutions through its research fellowships, conferences, and publications; and through the many programs headquartered at WARA’s research center in Dakar, Senegal. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal is WARA’s overseas headquarters and provides a wide range of resources and support for researchers from the US, West Africa, and beyond. 

Last Updated On: 2017-11-29

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