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General Research Grant

The General Research Grant is a Grant sponsored by Leakey Foundation.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Minimum: $1400, Average: $5000, Maximum: $12000
Application Deadline: August 15 or January 5
Eligibility: Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study, Other

Sponsorship provided by:

Leakey Foundation
P.O. Box 29346
San Francisco, CA 94129-9911
Email Address:
Phone Number: 415 561 4646
Fax Number: 415 561 4647

You can find out more by contacting:

Alan J. Almquist
Grants Officer

Email Address:

A good place to start is to check out any material provided for the grant. Your best chance of success will follow from initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. Prior to starting, identify the potential motivations of the Leakey Foundation and their goals for the General Research Grant. If you are qualified, verify that you have a decent shot to receive the grant. Upon determining that you have the possibility of going on to be one of the winners of the General Research Grant, then it is useful to use your time.

One critical detail in the process of trying for the grant is filling out the application correctly. Some forms are drawn-out and boring, but you shouldn't underestimate how important it is that you fill out the application correctly. It would be awful to miss out as the result of something that could have been avoided.

After filing, figure out the timeframe regarding when the General Research Grant actually dispenses the resources so you'll be aware of whether or not it is possible to rely on the grant to help meet your financial needs and its personal usefulness, you might have to follow certain conditions on what expenses are covered by the General Research Grant. You might find it challenging to find ways to cover the expenses associated with school, and making use of the General Research Grant to defray some of the costs can provide significant support. Even if you don't obtain the General Research Grant, keep at it, there will be alternative grants for which you can apply.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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