Leakey Foundation Fellowships in paleoanthropology and primatology

  • Bachelor, Master
  • $15,000
  • 1 March 2017

The Leakey Foundation is inviting applications for Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships for the year 2017. These fellowships are intended for scholars and students of a developing country who wish to obtain an advanced degree from an institution outside the student’s home country.

The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behaviour, and survival. 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.


The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for scholarship:

  • Only scholars with citizenship in a developing country are eligible.

  • The applicant must have a Home Sponsor who is a member of the institution where the applicant is affiliated in the home country, as well as a Host Sponsor who is a member of the institution which the candidate plans to pursue training.

  • Should an award be made, the Host Sponsor must be willing to assume responsibility for overseeing the candidate’s training. Since the Baldwin Fellowship is intended to be a partnership between the candidate and both the Home and Host Institutions, it is expected that candidates will be offered support by these institutions in the form of financial assistance and, upon completion of training, employment in the home country.


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The maximum award is limited to $15,000 per year.


Applications must be sent to our office:

  • as a PDF attachment emailed to grants-at-leakeyfoundation.org
  • via real mail
  • or both ways

Recipients of Baldwin Fellowships may request a second-year renewal of their award unless the Baldwin Fellowship has been designated as a one-time award. Baldwin Fellows must notify the Foundation by letter of their intent to apply for a second-year renewal by February 1st and submit an application form by March 1st. Both of these items should be emailed as a .pdf attachment to grants-at-leakeyfoundation.org. By March 1st the following items must be submitted:

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