Graduate attachments with the British Institute in Eastern Africa

The British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA) is one of the British Academy supported schools and institutes overseas. It works across eastern Africa to promote research in the humanities and social sciences.

Each year BIEA offers a limited number of graduate attachments. These provide recent graduates with an interest in further studies in Africa the opportunity to gain practical experience of research.   Attachees will develop specific research interests in the region, gain practical experience of conducting fieldwork, meet a variety of active researchers, and take part in a number of innovative historical, archaeological and anthropological projects throughout eastern Africa.

Placements are between 3 and 6 months long and the institute will provide travelling expenses, subsistence and accommodation in their Nairobi guesthouse.   You will need a strong academic record, some experience of studying/researching Africa, and a clear interest in developing your own research.  You should also be able to show significant initiative and that you are equally adept at working and living alone or as part of a large team.   You should be ready to offer enthusiastic assistance for various field projects and subsequent data analysis.

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