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Leakey Foundation Joan Cogswell Donner Field School International Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the Joan Cogswell Donner Field School Scholarship. This scholarship provides up to $2,000 towards field school tuition for students who are from countries with limited resources to support training in fieldwork related to human origins research.

The Leakey Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding human origins research and sharing the results of this research through innovative educational programs.

They are based in San Francisco, California, and are the only American funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education.

The Leakey Foundation promotes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. They award more than $1,00,000 annually in grants for vital new research and long-term projects.

They give special encouragement to early-career scientists asking new questions and finding innovative ways to learn about human evolution. They also provide funding for graduate students from countries with limited academic opportunities to earn advanced degrees in fields like genetics, paleoanthropology,  and primatology.

Eligibility criteria for the Leakey Foundation Joan Cogswell Donner Field School International Scholarships

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in a country with limited academic development resources. Students from these countries may also be enrolled in a university undergraduate or graduate program outside their home country.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have a good written and spoken English level.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate or Graduate

Value of Award: Up to $2,000

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Eligible Field of Studies: Undergraduate or graduate degree in techniques of archaeology, paleoanthropology, and primatology offered by the university.

Method of Application: The application must be submitted by the director of the field school (Host Sponsor). After that, applicants must submit the documents via email to [email protected] with the subject “Field School Scholarship” as a single-page PDF on official letterhead. We will then supply a link to complete the application.

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