The Leakey Foundation held our fall 2017 granting session on December 2, 2017. Our Board of Trustees unanimously approved 23 research grant proposals for funding.
Here are some numbers from our fall 2017 granting cycle:
There were 96 applications for research grants this cycle.
40% of the proposals were categorized as behavioral, and 60% were paleoanthropology.
416 reviews were submitted to our grants department this cycle. Thank you to our reviewers! We could not do it without you.
We would like to congratulate all of our new grantees, and we look forward to sharing news and information about them and their research along the way!
Brendan Barrett, University of California Davis: Stone tool use & taxonomic status of Coiba Archipelago capuchins
Leveda Cheng, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology: Behavioural and endocrinological correlates of intergroup encounters in bonobos
Alba García de la Chica, University of Barcelona: Behavioral, hormonal and life-history correlates of pairbonding in owl monkeys
Sharon Gursky, Texas A&M University: The function of ultrasonic vocalizations in spectral tarsiers.
Duna Susie Lee, New York University: The role of testosterone in the modulation of parental behaviors in female rhesus macaques
Elizabeth Mallott, Northwestern University: Response of primate gut microbiome function to increased faunivory
Caroline Schuppli, University of Zürich: Orangutan mothers’ adaptive strategies to make their infants develop fast
Meagan Vakiener, The George Washington University: Weaned age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth
Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University: Quantifying the variation and heritability of X-inactivation
James Blinkhorn, University of Liverpool: The Late Acheulean to Middle Palaeolithic transition in South Asia
Breanne Clifton, University of Connecticut: Using phytoliths to reconstruct hominin adaptations and microhabitats during the Acheulian-MSA transition in the Kapthurin Formation, Kenya
Dylan Gaffney, University of Cambridge: The initial colonisation of insular rainforests by archaic and modern hominins
Christopher Gilbert, Hunter College, City University of New York: Primate evolution, chronology, and biogeography in the Indian Lower Siwaliks
Kevin Hatala, Chatham University: Paleoecological investigation of 1.5 Ma footprint sites near Nariokotome, Kenya
Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, James Cook University: Dating hominin fossils in the East African Rift, Malawi
Tania King, University College London: Neanderthal occupation of the southern Caucasus: Chronological and biogeographic framework
Amanda Leiss, Yale University: Paleoenvironmental context of ESA archaeology: An analysis of Gona fauna.
Fredrick Manthi, National Museums of Kenya: Investigations of Middle Pleistocene sites in Natodomeri, northwestern Kenya
Laurent Marivaux, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM): Oligocene and Miocene platyrrhine primates from Tarapoto, Peruvian Amazonia
Steffen Mischke, University of Iceland: Environment of early hominins outside of Africa: The Nihewan Basin
Jonathan Reeves, The George Washington University: Movement ecology and Pleistocene hominin land-use: Perspectives from Koobi Fora
Sileshi Semaw, CENIEH: Gona Palaeoanthropological Research Project
Frido Welker, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology: Towards complex Pleistocene hominin proteomes using multiple proteases.