Below are some statistics from the Spring 2014 Granting Session:
- There was a total of 111 applications for research grants and Baldwin Fellowships combined.
- There were 10 Baldwin Fellowship applications.
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Jane Goodall, arguably the world’s foremost expert on chimpanzees and one-third of the famous “Trimates” (A.K.A. “Leakey’s Angels”), will celebrate her 80th birthday on April 3rd. With the help of Louis Leakey, Goodall began her study of chimpanzees at Gombe Stream… more »
In December 2013, the Leakey Foundation Board of Trustees and the Scientific Executive Committee met to discuss the newest grantees for the Fall ’13 grant cycle. Below are some quick facts for the Fall 2013 Granting Session:
- There were a total of 89 applications
- 40 applications fell under the category of Behavioral
- 49 applications fell under the category of Paleoanthropology
This year, and 60 years since the last extensive analysis of the remains led to the discovery that the Piltdown skull was a fraud, a team of over 15 analysts – including experts in ancient DNA, radiocarbon dating and isotope studies – have been assembled by Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London to re-examine the… more »
The science of monogamy is not an open and shut case. The debate is still going strong about the specific evolutionary origins of why we form lasting relationships and science is continuing to uncover the precise mechanisms behind partner selection in the brain.
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Skull 5, in-situ. Dmanisi, Republic of Georgia. Dr. David Lordkipanidze’s newest evidence to come from Dmanisi has set the stage for a lively debate between thelumpers and splitters. For the past two decades, Lordkipanidze—a five-time Leakey Foundation grantee (1998-2003)—and his colleagues have excavated at Dmanisi, a long-term study… more »
In April 2013 The Leakey Foundation awarded the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowship to five outstanding applicants, most of whom are now beginning a new school year. The Fellowship was established in 1977 by Elisabeth O’Conner as a program to educate African scholars in prehistory and paleoanthropology. Recently the program was expanded beyond Africa… more »