Topic ID #37877 - posted 1/5/2017 2:15 PM

Koobi Fora Field School 2017 - Kenya - Paleoanthropology


Koobi Fora Field School

Sibiloi National Park, Northern Kenya

June 10 – July 23, 2017


Train to become a paleoanthropologist in the greatest hominid hunting ground in the world…


Co-directed by the George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology and the National Museums of Kenya, the Koobi Fora Field School is a credit-earning collaborative paleoanthropological research and training program in Northern Kenya.  The Program includes daily hands-on work, a series of lectures, specialized laboratory exercises, and one-on-one training with senior researchers and instructors.  Through this combination of learning opportunities in a remote and remarkable “classroom” students receive an intense and unforgettable research experience.  Spaces are limited so apply early to secure your spot!


Student Funding Opportunity:  Students applying for the field school also have the opportunity to apply for an NSF International Research Experience for Students fellowship, which provides funds to cover the cost of the field school and a stipend.  Fellowship students are required to complete a 3-week online course prior to the start of the field school, and participate in a 2-day research workshop in Fall 2017.  The applications for the NSF International Research Fellowship Experience for Students are due on March 10th.


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