The Leakey Foundation Introduced Thomas Kraft as Spring 2016 Grantee

The Leakey Foundation held its Spring Granting Session on April 30, 2016. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved thirty-two research grant proposals for funding this cycle.

Thomas Kraft, Ph.D. student in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College, is one of the grantees. His proposal, "Shifting co-residence and interaction patterns in a transitioning hunter-gatherer society", was categorized as behavioral. 

Here are some numbers from the Spring 2016 Granting Cycle published on the Leakey Foundation website:

There were 135 applications for research grants this cycle. This is the most they have ever received for a cycle- approximately 30% more than their typical cycle.

38% of the proposals were categorized as behavioral, and 62% were paleoanthropology.

631 reviews were submitted to their grants department this cycle.

"We would like to congratulate all of our new grantees, and we look forward to sharing news and information about them and their research along the way!" 

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