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Grantee Content

Part of The Leakey Foundation’s mission is to increase public understanding of human evolution and behavior, and so sharing information about our grantees’ research is an important part of that mission. We do so with our 172,000 Twitter followers, 13,000 active Facebook fans, thousands of weekly visitors to our website and tens of thousand of listeners to our Origin Stories podcast.

The Leakey Foundation now requires new grantees to participate in our outreach efforts by submitting content as described below.  If you have any questions, please contact

Initial Brief Description of Your Research (Required)

We would like to introduce new Leakey Foundation grantees to our audience with a short article written for a general audience (~250-500 words). What are you working on? What do you hope to learn? Why is this work interesting? What further experiments might your research lead to? Please take a moment to write about your work and send it along with a few pictures, including a photo of yourself.

News from the Field (Required)

Keep our audience connected to your work. We get a great response from these types of articles. This can take the form of a few pictures with descriptions, a short update on your progress, news of interesting discoveries, etc. Please provide at least one update as your work progresses. This requirement is now in lieu of a progress report. Updates along the way are more than welcome.

Other Content (Suggested)

If you have ideas on content you would like to provide, please let us know. Conference coverage, guest blog posts, commentary, longer articles for our newsletter, pictures, videos, etc.

We have a new series that we have launched on our blog. It is called Primate Tales, a series of pieces written or created by grantees wishing to share with our readers their experiences in the field with some truly amazing primates. These pieces may take many forms, a diary, a narrative, a story in pictures, a short video, etc. If you are interested in participating, please get in touch!

If you’re interested in being interviewed for our Origin Stories podcast, please let us know.

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact H. Gregory at

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.

If you have questions, please contact Sharal Camisa Smith sharal at 

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