Applications invited for Leakey Foundation's Research Grant Programme

Applications invited for Leakey Foundation's Research Grant Programme

Organization: The Leakey Foundation

Apply By: 15 Jul 2019

Grant Amount: 25000 USD

About the organization

The Leakey Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs.

Grant Description

The Leakey Foundation is seeking applications for its research grants with an aim to promote the sharing of data in an appropriate manner consistent with the needs of their grantees, but with the recognition that different fields of study require different approaches to data sharing.


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.


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.

How to Apply

A formal application is required for Research Grants. If you are concerned as to whether your research topic is eligible, contact the Foundation at least a month ahead of the application deadline. Relevance of your project to understanding human origins must be explicit throughout your application.

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