UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


Call For 2020/2021 Applications: BIEA Graduate Attachment Scheme

18 June 2020

As a part of the British Institute in Eastern Africa's graduate attachment scheme, Prosperity Co-Lab Kenya (PROCOL Kenya) is looking for two graduates to work with Professor Henrietta Moore and Dr Matthew Davies on prosperity for Africa. 

A group of people at a market in Kenya

The role will last for a duration of three months and consist of undertaking a range of research activities for a dynamic project exploring farming livelihoods and designing citizen led prosperity metrics.

Successful applicants will be involved in three different areas of work:

  • Gain practical experience of conducting research by working with named researchers in PROCOL Kenya.
  • Undertake their own research with the assistance of a named mentor usually leading into developing a plan for a Masters or PhD. 
  • Assist with the administration of the BIEA including online reading groups focused on key texts in African studies, and online workshops and seminars.

Successful candidates will have a strong academic record, experience of studying/researching Africa, and a clear interest in developing their own research. They should also be able to show significant initiative and be equally adept at working alone or as part of a larger online team. Due to COVID-19 and associated social distancing and travel restrictions, all activities will be carried out on-line. 

Deadline for applications was 30th June 2020