The WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship provides funding for 2 to 3 month’s summer research in West Africa. Fellows can prepare a doctoral research proposal or carrying out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program (e.g., MFA or MPH). Fellows are U.S. citizens enrolled in graduate programs at US. It is helpful if applicants are conversant in the appropriate African language. Each fellowship will provide round trip travel and a stipend of up to $3,500. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal may assist with academic contacts and affiliations and recommendations for lodging in the country chosen.