Leakey Foundation: Research Grants 2017

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including:

  • paleoanthropology,
  • genetics,
  • primate behaviour, and
  • behavioural ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.

Funding & Duration

The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the US $3,000 – $15,000 range (approx. AUD $4,000 – $19,600). Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral students may be funded up to US $25,000 (approx. AUD $32,700). Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation.


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.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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