Graduate Funding Information Service

November 11, 2020

Leakey Foundation Research Grants

Winter Application Deadline: January 10, 2021 

Summer Deadline: July 15, 2021

  • For PhD candidates (ABD) & established scientists
  • Performing research in human origins
  • Grants range $3,000-$15,000 for doctoral students
  • Open to students of all nationalities and citizenship statuses

The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research related 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 researchers may be funded up to $25,000.

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