Information for Applicants

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 APPLICATIONS fOR KFFS 2019 WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2018: USE THIS LINK TO APPLY! 

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS!

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at [email protected]. We will be happy to let you know more information about the program.

***Enrollment is limited***. Applicants will be screened on the basis of academic records. George Washington University, the National Museums of Kenya and the Koobi Fora Field School reserves the right to make any changes to this program as necessary, which may include delay and/or cancellation of this program.

 

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Specifics

Arrival at Sibilot Park

Dates:

June 8th — July 20th, 2019 (6 weeks)

Costs:

  • The cost for the field school is based on the university sponsored rate for non-degree credits (for non-GW students). The current rate for a non-degree credit is $1630. This may change based on university administration decisions. Usually, increases are within 2-3%
  • During your stay in Kenya all food and housing expenses will be covered from the night before formal instruction begins until the night you arrive back in Nairobi (after the trip down from Koobi Fora).
  • The field school can be taken for 3 to 6 credits for GW Students
  • If you are not a GW student you will receive 4 credits as a non-degree student.

In addition to the above cost, you will also be responsible for:

  • Flight to Kenya: We will collect you from (and return you to) the airport.
  • Preventative vaccinations and malarial prophylaxis: Please see a travel health care professional for advice on what is necessary for Kenya. The CDC provides a useful guide for traveling to Kenya.
  • You will need some equipment for the trip: Good boots, a tent, a backpack, at least two water bottles, a field notebook, sunscreen, and loads of enthusiasm. A full list of recommended materials will be sent to you once you have been accepted to the program. 
**GWU STUDENTS: If you are interested in the Koobi Fora Field School please contact Dr. Braun as soon as possible to determine if you are eligible for a competitive fellowship program. Several students from our 2018 class were supported by various programs at George Washington University....IT IS NEVER TOO EARLY TO CONTACT US ABOUT THIS

WE HAVE SOME FULL FELLOWSHIP PACKAGES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL U.S. STUDENTS WHO APPLY.

YOU MUST BE AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE KOOBI FORA FIELD SCHOOL PROGRAM WHICH INCLUDES

A MONTH LONG ONLINE COURSE (MAY 2019)

6 WEEKS OF FIELDWORK (JUNE-JULY 2019) AND

A FOLLOW UP WORKSHOP IN THE FOLLOWING FALL (NOVEMBER 2019)

 

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Contact Details

David R. BraunCo-Director
Phone: 202-994-6953
Email: [email protected]

Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St NW, Suite 6000
Washington, DC 20052

Fax: 202-994-6097