The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students

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

Please consider the below if you are thinking of applying for a General Research Grant:

Is my research relevant to human origins and evolution? For Ph.D candidates: Will I be advanced to candidacy (all but dissertation) before the deadline for application? Am I affiliated with an academic or research institution? We do not award funds to individuals. Am I fully compliant on all prior Leakey Foundation awards? How to Apply

Before you begin please review the Application Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions. To start the process, click onApply Online.  Please follow the instructions on each page of the application.  At the end of the application you will be asked to upload certain documents.  Specific instructions for these documents as well as templates and other useful information can be found on the Detailed Application Instructions page.

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