Baldwin Fellowships - The Leakey Foundation

Deadline
The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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Location (s):

  • United States of America
  • Worldwide

Overview

The Baldwin Fellowships help students from developing countries get advanced education and training in paleoanthropology and primatology. Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships are intended for scholars and students with citizenship in a developing country who wish to obtain education or training from an institution outside of the student’s home country.

Details

The Baldwin Fellowship program is based on a realistic assessment of needs and priorities. Many developing nations possess extraordinary resources in the field of prehistory. The stewardship and careful use of these assets is a task of international importance. By enabling bright young scholars to obtain graduate education, The Leakey Foundation is helping to equip these individuals to assume a leadership role in the future of paleoanthropology and primatology.

The Origins of the Baldwin Fellowship

The Baldwin Fellowships were the brainchild of former Board President Dr. Edwin Munger and Elisabeth G. O’Connor, the widow of Franklin Mosher Baldwin. Baldwin was a distinguished attorney who took a lively interest in the search for human origins. Hoping to honor her late husband’s dual interests in early humans and education, O’Connor embraced the idea of a program to educate African scholars in prehistory and paleoanthropology. Today the Fellowship has been expanded to include studies in primatology and is available to citizens from any country that does not have the programs or facilities available to fulfill the students’ human origins research goals.

Since 1978, more than 70 Baldwin Fellowships have been awarded.

The Leakey Foundation

The Leakey Foundation's mission is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival.'s mission is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

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

  • Am I enrolled in a MA, MS, PhD 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 are likely eligible to receive a Baldwin Fellowship.

If you are wondering whether your research topic is eligible, contact the Foundation at least a month ahead of the application deadline. Email grants (at) leakeyfoundation.org


Dates:

Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year


Cost/funding for participants:

This award is for a program of approved advanced special training or studies leading towards an M.A or Ph.D. It is limited to two years of support. The maximum award is limited to $12,000 per year.

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