The Leakey Foundation: Inviting applications for ‘Research Grants’ to fund research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.

Funding brief: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research into human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers. Other areas of study are generally not considered.

Criteria: Please consider the following if you are thinking of applying for a Leakey Foundation Research Grant:
● Is my research relevant to human origins and evolution?
● For PhD candidates: Will I be advanced to candidacy (all but dissertation) before the deadline for application?
● Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution?
● They do not award funds to individuals.
● Am I fully compliant on all prior Leakey Foundation awards?

Donor Name: The Leakey Foundation
Funding name: Research Grants

Deadline: The deadlines for research grant applications are January, 10th and July, 15th.  All submissions and resubmissions are due on this date.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to $25,000.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: Not found
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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants. There are no citizenship restrictions; however, all applications must be in English.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions)

 Submission mail: Not found

Other important link:
● Apply: Click to view
● Guideline: Click to view
 Detailed-application-instructions-2: Click to view
 Leakey-Application-Instructions-Jan2018: Click to view
 Application Guidelines and Checklist: Click to view

● Form (Budget): Click to view:
● Form (Budget-Sample): Click to view
● About: Click to view
● FAQ: Click to view
● Tips for Funding: Click to view
● Sample Budget Justification: Click to view

How to apply: Interested applicant may apply through the website (Click to view).

Applications which do not comply with these instructions will not be accepted for review:
● In PDF format, page size appx. 8 1/2″ x 11″
● Dark (black) type
● At least 12 point typeface (typeface this size or larger)
● At least 1/2 inch margins
● Do not attempt to squeeze more text onto a page by using smaller typefaces or margins.
● Readability is a more important concern than page count for all sections.
Smaller typefaces are allowed in the reference list only.

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