Applications for the WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024 are open now. Are you interested in pursuing a post-doctoral fellowship in West Africa? If so, the West African Research Association (WARA) is currently accepting applications for the WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024.
This fellowship is funded by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and aims to promote transatlantic exchange and collaboration. The fellowship will fund two to three months of research in West Africa during the summer of this year. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please keep reading.
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WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024 (Funding available)
With financing from the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the West African Research Association (WARA) runs an annual competition for post-doctoral fellowships to promote transatlantic exchange and collaboration. During the summer of this year, the WARA Post-Doctoral Fellowship will fund two to three months of research in West Africa.
The goals of the fellowship are to: 1) finish or expand upon an earlier project; 2) start a new research project; or 3) increase understanding of a particular topic to improve teaching effectiveness or expand course offerings.
Eligibility Criteria for WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024
U.S. citizens who currently hold a Ph.D. and are employed in academia or a related field (such as public health or museology) are eligible to enter this competition. Within the last three years, each applicant must have been connected to a higher education or research institution. It is recommended that candidates speak the African language that is spoken in the area where they plan to conduct research.
Benefits of WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024
- A maximum of $3,500 stipend and round-trip airfare to a West African nation will be awarded for each fellowship. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal, can offer recommendations for housing in the fellow’s selected nation as well as academic contacts and affiliations.
Requirements for WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024
- Summary (50–80 words).
- Six-page proposal that is double-spaced.
- CV or resume.
- An itemized budget that includes projected expenses for lodging, meals, travel, gear, printing and photocopying, and fees associated with university affiliation.
- List of references.
- Two reference letters, each with the recommender’s signature.
The concept, methods, significance of the planned research project to the applicant’s academic discipline, and how this research advances WARA’s goal should all be covered in the proposal statement. The SSRC website has a great resource for application preparation called The Art of Writing Proposals. Non-specialist readers should be able to understand the language used.
Application for WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship 2024
Application Deadline: March 3, 2024
For more information, visit WARA Post-doctoral Fellowship.