The San Francisco-based Leakey Foundation is dedicated to increasing scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from investigators for promising new research projects specifically related to human origins and evolution. Current funding priorities include paleoanthropology of the Miocene, Pliocene, and Pleistocene; and primates (old and new world), including their evolution, behavior, morphology, ecology, endocrinology, genetics, isotope studies, and modern hunter-gatherer groups.
Most grants will range between $3,000 and $15,000, though larger grants of up to $25,000 may be awarded to senior scientists and postdoctoral students.
Eligible applicants must be affiliated with a school or research institution and hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in anthropology or a related discipline; or be enrolled in a doctoral program with all degree requirements fulfilled other than the thesis/dissertation. There are no citizenship restrictions.
See the Leakey Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.