About the Nyanza Project
This Can Be
Lake Tanganyika, the largest
lake in the African Rift Valley, is the location of the Nyanza Project,
a research opportunity for outstanding undergraduates, graduates
and secondary school teachers interested in tropical lakes. Lake
- stunning opportunities
to study paleoclimatology and geology in a continental rift
that cradles one of the world's oldest lakes (~10 million years).
- a living
laboratory of evolution, with extraordinary biodiversity
and over 600 endemic species
- a chance to study the effects of changing
climate and human impacts on large lake ecosystems.
Join An International
The Nyanza Project is sponsored
by the Paleoclimate Program, Division of Atmospheric Sciences, of
the U.S. National Science Foundation. The project is run by The University
of Arizona for the International Decade of East African Lakes (IDEAL),
an organization that promotes research and training on African lakes.
As a participant in the Nyanza Project you will join a team of U.S.
and African students in a 7-week program of training and independent
Learn on Location
program will be based in Kigoma, Tanzania, a small town on the eastern
shore of Lake Tanganyika.
When: The program will run June 25th-August
13th, 2007. Students will need to arrive several days in advance
Admissions: Any undergraduate and graduate
student attending a U.S. college or university, and secondary
school teacher, may apply, regardless of nationality. In order to be
considered for admission you must be completing your sophomore year
by the summer of 2007. Students from under-represented minority groups
are particularly encouraged to apply. Students enrolled in the
Nyanza Project will have all of their expenses paid (air fare,
room/board and research costs) by the project and will receive
a summer stipend.
Nyanza Project Director, Paleoecology Mentor, The University of Arizona
Project Assistant Director/Field Acting Director, Evolutionary Biology
Mentor, The Natural History Museum (UK) and The University
Project Administrator and Coordinator, Limnogeology
Mentor, The University of Arizona
Hudson Nkotagu, Hydrogeology Mentor,
University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Limnology Mentor, Bard College
Jonathan Todd, Paleoclimatology Mentor,
The Natural History Museum, London, UK
Ismael Kimirei, Fisheries Mentor,
Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), Kigoma, Tanzania