Funded 2017 Leakey Foundation Fellowship

The leaky foundation offers the fellowship research grant /training for applicants from developing country in the field of human origin, including, primate behaviour, and palaeoanthropology studies of Morden hunter gather group at home and hot institution. Eligible countries include Ethiopia, entiae, Somalia Nigeria Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and the republic of Congo.

Application deadline: there are two different deadlines depending on weather you have previously received a Baldwin fellowship:

  • New applicants 15th February 2017
  • Returning applicants 1st march 2017

Scholarship Name: the Franklin Mosher Baldwin fellowship

Offered Annually? Yes

Accepted subject areas: human origin including palaeoanthropology, primate behaviour and studies of Morden hunter gather groups.

About the Award: the Franklin Mosher Baldwin fellowship program for developing country is based on realistic assessment of needs and priorities. Many developing nations possess extraordinary resources in the field of pre-history. The stewardship and careful use of this asset is a task of international importance. By enabling bright young scholars to obtain graduation, the Leakey foundation is helping to equip these individual to assume a leadership role in the future of palaeoanthropology

Offered Since:1978. More than 70 Baldwin Fellowships have been awarded.

Type: This award is for a program of approved, advanced special training or studies leading towards an MA or PhD.

Selection Criteria: Candidates must be prepared to demonstrate:

  • Affiliation and/or employment with an institution in their home country.
  • Provisional acceptance (or evidence of application) to the host institution.
  • Financial assistance from the host institution.
  • Intention to return and work in the home country upon completion of training.

Eligibility: Human origins scholars from developing nations seeking advanced degrees (M.A./M.S. or Ph.D.) are eligible for Baldwin Fellowships.

If you are thinking of applying for a Baldwin Fellowship ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I enrolled in a M.A., M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent program related to the study of human origins or evolution?
  • Have I been accepted or have a provisional acceptance to a host institution?
  • Do I have financial assistance from the host institution?
  • Do I intend to return and work in my home country upon completion of training?

If your answer is “Yes” to all of the above questions, you’re likely to be eligible to receive a Baldwin Fellowship.

If you are concerned as to whether your research topic is eligible, contact the Foundation at least a month ahead of the application deadline.

Number of Scholarship: Several

Scholarship Worth: Awards are limited to two years. The maximum award is limited to $15,000 per year.

Duration of Scholarship: This award is limited to a program of two years.

Eligible Countries: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Republic of Congo and other developing countries

How can I Apply? Please review the general instructions available here on how to apply.

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