Leakey Foundation Accepting Applications for Research on Human Origins

The San Fransisco-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 related to human origins and evolution, with a focus on paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior, and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. 

The majority of grants awarded will range between $3,000 and $15,000, although larger grants of up to $25,000 may be awarded to senior scientists and postdoctoral students.

To be 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.


Deadline: May 21, 2019