a student working with a laptop inside Koobi Fora school



Fellowship packages are available for both GW and non-GW students. The Koobi Fora Field School Fellowship Program covers airfare to Kenya as well as student expenses during the program. The fellowship also supports students’ participation in the required follow-up program in the United States. 


Fellowship Deadlines

  • Deadline for first round of fellowships: Dec. 10
  • Decisions on first round of fellowships: Jan. 1
  • Deadline for second round of fellowship applications: March 1
  • Decisions on second round of fellowship applications: April 1
  • Final deadline for all accepted students to commit to the program: April 10


Fellowship Application Requirements

Students must complete all requirements outlined in the Passport application system, including letter of recommendation, statement and transcript. 

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who can commit to the entire Koobi Fora Field School program — online course, fieldwork and follow-up workshop. GW students interested in fellowship opportunities should contact David R. Braun as soon as possible to discuss options.


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About National Science Foundation Funding

In 2019, the Koobi Fora Research and Training Program received support from the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. This award allows eight students per year to attend our training program, beginning in 2020. Students may apply from non-R1 institutions and a diversity of backgrounds.