WARA Grant Postdoctoral Fellowships for U.S Researchers

Applications are duly expected from suitable candidates for the West African Research Association (WARA) Grant Postdoctoral Fellowships for U.S Researchers.

Fellowship Description
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, WARA holds an annual competition for Post-doctoral fellowships. The WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship, for 2 to 3 month’s research in West Africa during the summer, is for the purpose of 1) completing or elaborating upon an earlier project; 2) initiating a new research project; or 3) enhancing understanding of a particular topic in order to improve teaching effectiveness or broaden course offerings.

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Award Value
Each of the fellowship winners will be granted the following benefits: round trip travel to a West African country not exceeding $2,500 and a stipend of up to $3,500.

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in all related subjects to the mission of WARA.

Place of Study
In West African Countries

Eligibility and Criteria
WARA Fellowship is only available for candidates who already holding a Ph.D. and who are currently affiliated with an academic institution or who work in another related domain (e.g. public health or museology). All applicants must have been affiliated with an institution of higher education or research within the last three years. It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting research.

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Applicants’ Nationality
Only U.S students may apply this fellowship.

Application Instruction
All interested candidates should apply this scholarship online. Before filling the online application form, please provide all of the following supporting documents:
-An abstract (50-80 words)
-Proposal (6 pages)
-Resume or CV
-Itemized budget
-A bibliography

Submission Deadline
February 1 annually.

Website and Application Link