Your support at this level helps students secure some basic communication tools for research. They typically require internet access, SIM cards, digital voice recorders for interviews, and even a local phone.
Your support at this level helps students secure the visas most African governments require from researchers. Students also typically need a supply of passport photos to apply for research permits and other documents.
Your support at this level will help students access safe and reliable local transportation to facilitate their research whether they are meeting someone for an interview, going to an archive, or traveling to visit a clinic, school, or non-governmental organization (NGO).
Your support at this level will help students secure the assistance of local researchers. Students often need to hire or work with local counterparts on translations, surveys, and project development.
Your support at this level ensures that students can secure basic lodging during their research. Students need to locate a safe place to stay and access healthy food for several weeks while they are undertaking their work.
Your support at this level ensures that students can afford airfare on safe, reliable airlines. One of the biggest expenses of conducting research in African countries -- and impediments to students -- is the round-trip airfare from California.