West African Research Association (WARA) Residency Fellowships 2019 for West African Scholars (USD$3,500 Grants)

Plazo de solicitud: 11:59pm FEBRUARY 1, 2019

In the interest of enhancing transatlantic exchange and collaboration, the Asociación de Investigación de África Occidental, with funding from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US State Department, offers Residencias 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.

beneficios:

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.

All applications must be submitted online and will include:

  • Nombre e información de contacto del representante de la institución anfitriona de WARA
  • 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
  • Currículum vitae para el académico visitante
  • Una carta de interés del erudito
  • Una carta de apoyo de un administrador relevante (decano, jefe de departamento, etc.) en la institución anfitriona
  • 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, 2019. 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 Boletín de WARA. Please direct inquiries to west.african.research.association@gmail.com

Financiamiento para el WARA Residency Program is provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State through a grant from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

Para información:

Visit the Official Webpage of the WARA Residency Fellowship 2019

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