Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for general research grants funding projects relevant to human origins and evolution. 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 with a funding limit of $20,000. Larger grants given to senior scientists and post-doctoral researchers may be funded up to $30,000.


Research grant applications are due annually on January 10th and July 15th. All submissions and resubmissions are due on these dates.

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