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07.11.18

First Report of Habitual Stone Tool Use by Cebus Monkeys

Journal Article
White-faced capuchin monkeys in Panama’s Coiba National Park habitually use hammer-and-anvil stones to break hermit crab shells, snail shells, coconuts and other food items, according to research conducted by Leakey Foundation grantees. This is the first report of habitual stone-tool use by Cebus monkeys.
07.10.18

Grantee Spotlight: Stephanie Musgrave

Grantee Spotlight
Stephanie Musgrave, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in Saint Louis, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Ontogeny of complex tool use among Goualougo Triangle chimpanzees." 
06.27.18

The New Deadline for Our Fall 2018 Cycle is August 1st

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
If you are considering applying for a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2018 cycle, you are probably aware that we have temporarily removed the links to our online application. Due to a few delays in the process of migrating to a new granting software, we have decided to move our application deadline to August 1st.
06.26.18

From the Field: Mae Goder-Goldberger, Israel

From the Field
Mae Goder-Goldberger, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "The site of Far'ah II, western Negev, and the MP-UP transition."
06.20.18

Primates in Peril

Journal Article
Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys, and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population has spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under serious threat.
06.12.18

Grantee Spotlight: Meagan Vakiener

Grantee Spotlight
Meagan Vakiener was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2017 for her project entitled "Weaned age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth." She is a PhD candidate at George Washington University. 
06.06.18

Introducing Our Spring 2018 Baldwin Fellows

Grants, The Leakey Foundation, Baldwin Fellows
This spring we awarded a record number of Baldwin Fellowships. The prestigious Franklin Mosher Baldwin Fellowship was established in 1978 to provide scholars from developing countries with the opportunity to receive training abroad in the fields of paleoanthropology and primatology. The spring 2018 Baldwin Fellows include scholars from Ethiopia, India, Iran, South Africa, and Tanzania.