Leakey Foundation Research Grants for International Students, 2020

By choosing to Study in USA at The Leakey Foundation you will have the opportunity to develop your strategic, analytical and critical thinking by applying theoretical concepts to new global situations, as well as enhance your capabilities for leading and managing people. Like always for the academic year of 2020-2021, Leakey Foundation Research Grants, 2020 has also been open to International Students.

If you prove that you are the eligible one for this research fellowship award then you will obviously one of those lucky winners who get a chance to study with fully funded scholarships at the educational hub of Country like USA. The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students.

About Leakey Foundation:

The Leakey Foundation is offering grants for advanced doctoral students and established scientists to pursue research related specifically to human origins. Leakey Foundation Research Grants are awarded twice annually (in May and December).

Eligibility Criteria for Leakey Foundation Research Grants, 2020:

  • Advanced doctoral students and established scientists are eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants.
  • Candidates from all nationalities are eligible provided that they are fluent in English
  • High school and undergraduate college students are NOT eligible for Leakey Foundation Research Grants.

Value of Leakey Foundation Research Grants, 2020:

  • Preference of funding is generally given to exploratory aspects of promising new research projects that meet the stated purpose of the Foundation.
  • The majority of The Leakey Foundation’s Research Grants awarded to doctoral students are in the $3,000-$15,000 range.
  • Higher grants are given to Post-doctoral students and senior scientists which may be funded up to $25,000.


The deadlines for research grant applications are January 10th and July 15th annually.  All submissions and re-submissions are due on this date.

  • Eligible Candidates can submit their application for the Leakey Foundation Research Grants, 2020 by 15th July 2020.
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