Baldwin Fellows Funded by the National Geographic Society

We are pleased to announce that The Leakey Foundation has partnered with the National Geographic Society to provide additional Baldwin Fellowship funding for paleoanthropology students from South, Southeast, and East Asia. This partnership will allow us to award more Baldwin Fellowships per year and will further provide students with the opportunity to get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology.

Eligible Countries

The countries included in this new opportunity are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

About the Baldwin Fellowship Program

Many countries possess extraordinary resources in the field of prehistory but lack educational opportunities in human origins research. The Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowship program was established in 1978 to enable bright young scholars to obtain graduate education and assume a leadership role in the future of paleoanthropology and primatology.

The maximum award is $15,000 per year.

Additional Information and Opportunities

This additional funding provided by the National Geographic Society will operate within the Baldwin Fellowship program. All recipients of these funds must adhere to all of the requirements of the Baldwin Fellowship, including prior acceptance to a host institution and the intent to return and work in their home country. As is the case with all Baldwin Fellowships, recipients of this additional funding may apply for a second-year renewal. All application procedures will remain the same. 

Applications for this funding opportunity are currently open.

In addition, as a result of this partnership, current paleoanthropology Baldwin Fellows (or three years prior) who are actively doing field work in Africa or Asia are encouraged to apply for a National Geographic Society Early Career Grant of up to $10,000.

Click here to review the guidelines for the Baldwin application and to begin the application process!