The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related specifically to human origins, including:
- 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
- Applications must be submitted for internal review by 3 January 2018
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are considering applying for this scheme.
- Submit an Application to Research Services for Review