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2015 Leakey Foundation Research Grants for International Students, USA

The Leakey Foundation is awarding research grants for advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists. The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins. Research Grants are awarded twice annually (in May and December). The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000 to a maximum of $15,000 range. Larger grants, especially to senior scientists and post-doctoral students, may be funded up to $25,000. The application deadline is January 5th, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Grants are awarded for research related specifically to human origins, including paleoanthropology, genetics, primate behavior and the behavioral ecology of contemporary hunter-gatherers.
Course Level: Grants are available to undertake research.
Scholarship Provider: The Leakey Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: Advanced doctoral students (advanced to candidacy – all but dissertation) and established scientists are eligible for general research grants. There are no citizenship restrictions. However, all applications must be in English.

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Scholarship Open for International Students: There are no citizenship restrictions.

Scholarship Description: Leakey FoundationResearch Grants are awarded twice annually (in May and December) and constitute the majority of the Foundation’s grant program. The Foundation funds research related specifically to human origins.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The majority of the Foundation’s Research Grants to doctoral students are in the $3,000 to a maximum of $15,000 range. The limit of funding for a single proposal submitted by a post-doctoral applicant or a senior scientist is $25,000.

Selection Criteria: Grant proposals are sent to scientists with pertinent expertise for peer review, evaluated by the Scientific Executive Committee, and must be approved for funding by the Board of Trustees. Applicants are welcome to suggest potential peer reviewers. Edited reviews will be sent to applicants. These reviews are intended to offer constructive criticism. Final decisions are also based on consideration of the current applicant pool, the relevancy of your proposal to understanding human origins, and the funds available during a given year.

Notification: Decisions for the Fall Cycle are announced in mid-December.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The next application deadline is July 15th for fall cycle.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

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