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.
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.
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.