UCL African Studies Research Centre


New opportunity for UCL graduates in Eastern Africa

12 April 2017


We are pleased to announce an exciting new agreement between UCL CMII/African Studies and the British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA)

From early 2018 UCL CMII/African Studies will part-sponsor one UCL graduate on the prestigious graduate attachment scheme of the BIEA

BIEA is the UK's flagship social science and humanities research institution based in Nairobi Kenya. It's longstanding graduate attachment scheme is highly competitive and has played a formative role in the careers of numerous leading UK Africanist scholars and practitioners. 

From 2018 UCL African Studies will run a separate selection process for UCL graduates (recently completed or about to complete an undergraduate or masters degree). The successful candidate will then be admitted to the BIEA attachment scheme where they will spend 3+ months in the Eastern Africa region attached to several major research projects. The successful applicant will receive the costs of travel to the region and a generous living allowance. The scheme will provide numerous opportunities to gain critical research and practical experience in the region and to develop a personal research project. The scheme offers an exceptional launchpad for a future career in academic research or research related employment (i.e. in policy, development etc). 

Further details on the scheme can be found here.

The successful candidate will be expected to produce a profile page for UCL African Studies and at least two blog posts on their experience and developing research. The call for applications will open in Early 2018, please watch this space and our social media outputs for more information!

For initial enquiries please contact Dr Matthew Davies