Princeton University serves as the managing partner for the Mpala Research Centre (MRC), a multidisciplinary field-research station located in Kenya's Laikipia County. The center provides scholars with unparalleled opportunities to conduct research on conservation, sustainable human-wildlife co-existence and semi-arid ecosystems in Africa and, increasingly, on climate change, the environment, and public health. In addition to the Natural Sciences, the site provides unique opportunities for faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering.
The Mpala Research Fund aims to support faculty members from all disciplines who are interested in exploring or pursuing research opportunities and/or teaching initiatives at Mpala. Faculty members from all disciplines are welcome to apply. We especially encourage applications from faculty members with interests in expanding the use of Mpala to fields in the humanities, social sciences, and engineering. In addition, administrative staff and administrative units of the University involved in or proposing service or experiential learning initiatives are also eligible.