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About The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1968 with a mission to answer fundamental questions about humanity’s origins, evolution, and future survival. Their research funding fuels world-changing discoveries, launches young scientists’ careers, and helps protect endangered primates. They also help people learn about the wonders of the human story through innovative educational programs including their Origin Stories podcast and Lunch Break Science web series.

The Leakey Foundation currently provides 1 million dollars a year in research grants and scholarships to a global community of scientists. They prioritize funding early-career scientists, exploratory studies, scientists from regions that lack opportunities for advanced education, and grants that help launch and sustain long-term research projects.