2016 Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships ( $15,000 Fund)

2016 Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships ( $15,000 Fund)

Deadline: February 15, 2016 (New Applicants) and March 1st, 2016 (Returning Applicants)

Applications are now open for the Franklin Mosher Baldwin Memorial Fellowships. These fellowships are intended for scholars and students with citizenship in a developing country who wish to obtain an advanced degree from an institution outside the student’s home country.

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.


  • Fellowship is open to Human origins scholars from developing nations seeking advanced degrees (M.A./M.S. or Ph.D.).
  • Candidates enrolled in a M.A., M.S., Ph.D. or equivalent program related to the study of human origins or evolution can apply.
  • Candidates should have financial assistance from the host institution.
  • Candidate should be ready to  return and work in their home country upon completion of training.

Fellowship Awards

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 $15,000 per year.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Baldwin Fellowship Application form.
  • letters of support from both your host and home institutions

Applications must be sent to the Leakey Foundation office: as a PDF attachment emailed to [email protected] or via real mail or both ways

For more information, visit Franklin Baldwin Fellowship.