Fall 2013 Granting Session

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
  • 11 applications were
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Gordon P. Getty: Celebrating 40 Years of Service on the Foundation’s Board of Trustees

Grants, The Leakey Foundation
In April we celebrated 45 years of funding science. 40 of those years have been graced with the leadership and generous philanthropy of Mr. Gordon P. Getty. To honor this milestone, the Foundation created the Gordon P. Getty Grant. We also celebrated with six events, in four days, held in San Francisco and Healdsburg, CA. On Thursday, April 25th, the events were kicked off by a lecture titled The NeuroEconomicsmore »

2012 Spring Grants Report

Scientists are turning to The Leakey Foundation for funding now more than ever. During the most recent grants cycle, Spring 2012, we received a record number of applications (the highest number in 44 years). The competition was stiff, and the funding decisions were even more difficult than usual. Here is a breakdown of some statistics for the cycle: We received 111 grant applications, including 3 applicationsmore »

23 Grants Awarded in Fall 2011 Granting Session

We’re approaching the end of the year and the conclusion of our Fall 2011 Granting Session. Our Scientific Executive Committee (SEC) and outside peers have reviewed all applications, and have made their recommendations for funding distribution. This fall, we received 74 applications for grants in Behavioral and Paleoanthropology categories, of which the reviewers have recommended 20 grantsmore »

Leakey Grantees Final Reports Now Available

Interested in the latest research funded by The Leakey Foundation? Final Reports from our most recent pool of grantees are now available on our website. Whether you’re an avid science enthusiast, or a scientist yourself, our grantees’ Final Reports give you a glimpse at a broad range of the most current research into human origins. View the Final Reports here.more »