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An NSF funded program

Advanced Studies Institute on Water Quality and Harmful Algal blooms in lake victoria, Kenya

U.S. Student Application Page

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Criteria for U.S. Students:

  • A U.S. student enrolled in a U.S. Academic institution

  • Must be pursuing a Masters (2nd year or later) - or PhD-level degree;

  • Studying freshwater systems, specifically harmful algal blooms (HABs)

  • Strong candidates will be studying HABs on the North American Great Lakes (or similar large water body in North America) and have the ability to engage in relevant comparative studies between the water body they study and the African Great Lake, Lake Victoria


A successful candidate will:

  • Receive round-trip airfare from the U.S. to Kisumu, Kenya

  • Receive lodging, meals, and local transportation during the scheduled program

  • Have access and use of research equipment and/or consumables necessary for the program

  • Limited travel and health insurance


A successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Obtain all necessary vaccinations as detailed by the program lead. Some funds may be provided to offset costs. 

  • Engage and work with a Kenyan counterpart, both in research in the field, and when creating final reports.

  • Travel to Kenya to participate in at least three-weeks of field work, at least five days of which will be on a research vessel in Kenyan waters of Lake Victoria.


If you have questions about the criteria or whether this program is a good fit for you, please contact Dr. George Bullerjahn.

Applications for Field Season 2023 are now closed

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