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The Gordon P. Getty Grant

The Gordon P. Getty Grant was created in 2013 to celebrate Mr. Getty’s 40 years of leadership and his significant contributions to science as Chairman of The Leakey Foundation’s board of trustees.

The Leakey Foundation believes that no other person can be credited for increasing scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins more significantly than Mr. Getty and we are pleased to award this grant in his honor.

The Gordon P. Getty Grant is awarded to an individual who shows extraordinary originality and dedication in their intellectual and professional pursuits while exemplifying a multidisciplinary approach to human origins research.

Gordon P. Getty Grant Laureates

2013 – Dr. Sileshi Semaw, CENIEH
2014 – Dr. Thure Cerling, University of Utah
2014 – Dr. Clara Scarry, California State University
2016 – Dr. Margaret Crofoot, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior
2017 – Dr. Fredrick Manthi, National Museums of Kenya
2018 – Dr. Susan Perry, University of California, Los Angeles
2019 – Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
2020 – Dr. Richard Kay, Duke University