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Joan Cogswell Donner Field School Scholarship

This scholarship provides up to $2,000 towards field school tuition for students who are from countries with limited resources to support training in fieldwork related to human origins research. Priority is given to students from regions where primates and fossils are found.

Francis H. Brown African Scholarship

The goal of this program is to expand human knowledge and scientific interest in earth sciences and botany related to human origins by providing financial assistance to East African researchers and students pursuing research in these areas.

Primate Research Fund

This program provides up to two years of emergency funding to keep long-term primate field sites operational until other funding can be secured. Priority is given to sites with a clear research and conservation focus experiencing a gap in funding or other emergency that threatens the loss of long-term datasets.

Research Grants

This program funds research related to human origins, including dissertation research and exploratory studies. Disciplines include but are not limited to biological anthropology, paleoanthropology, primate behavioral ecology, genetics, geology, anatomy, morphology, paleobotany, and paleoclimatology.

Baldwin Fellowship

This prestigious program provides scholarships to outstanding graduate students from countries with limited opportunities for advanced training and education in fields of research related to human origins.

I [name], of [city, state ZIP], bequeath the sum of $[ ] or [ ] percent of my estate to L.S.B. Leakey Foundation for Research Related to Man’s Origins, Behavior & Survival, (dba The Leakey Foundation), a nonprofit organization with a business address of 1003B O’Reilly Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94129 and a tax identification number 95-2536475 for its unrestricted use and purpose.

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