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Origins of the Baldwin Fellowship for International Students

The Leakey Foundation is pleased to announce the Origins of the Baldwin Fellowship. This fellowship is is available to citizens from any country that does not have the programs or facilities available to fulfill the students’ human origins research goals.

The Leakey Foundation’s mission is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior and survival. The fellowship award amount is up to $15,000 per year.

Deadline: February 15th.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only scholars with citizenship in a developing country are eligible.
  • The applicant must have a Home Sponsor who is a member of the institution where the applicant is affiliated in the home country.
  • Citizens from any country that does not have the programs or facilities available to fulfill the students’ human origins research goals.

Benefits:

  • Awards are limited to two years.
  • The maximum award is limited to $15,000 per year.
  • Baldwin Fellowships may be used to cover tuition, travel, living expenses, student fees, insurance, books, and other relevant categories of expenditure.
  • Aid is not provided for family expenses or dependent support, salary and/or fringe benefits of the applicant, nor institutional overhead.

How to Apply:

To apply, the applicants must complete an online application form through the link: http://leakeyfoundation.org/grants/baldwins/apply-for-baldwin-fellowship/

Supporting Documents: The following documents are required from all applicants.

Applicants must request letters from both the Home Sponsor and the Host Sponsor to be sent directly to the Foundation.

The Home Sponsor must be the department head or an appropriate individual from the institution with which the candidate is affiliated in the home country and in which the candidate intends to pursue a career. A letter of recommendation must be mailed directly to the Foundation by the Home Sponsor, separately from the application form. The letter should state:

  • The candidate’s qualifications
  • The reasons the candidate needs training abroad
  • The kinds of support (monetary or other) that the Home Institution and/or the Home Government will provide (Past Home Institution support has included travel and stipend supplements.)
  • The candidate’s employment and research prospects upon return to the home country.

The Host Sponsor must be a faculty member of the department or program in which the candidate plans to pursue training. The Host Sponsor must be willing to supervise the candidate’s training and fulfillment of the terms of the Baldwin Fellowship, if awarded. A letter of recommendation must be mailed directly to the Foundation by the Host Sponsor, separately from the application form. This letter should describe:

  • The candidate’s prospects for success in the proposed program of study/training
  • The length of time that is likely to be required for completion of this program;
  • The facilities and support to be made available to the candidate while at the Host Institution
  • Any financial assistance that the Host Institution will offer the candidate. (Past Host Institutions have provided Baldwin Fellowship support, waived tuition, travel, or subsidized living accommodations.)

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