Grants & Research programs

We have a searchable database of funding resources for students and researchers in our field below – you can also find it online here..

ResourceOrganisation: AwardEligableGrant typeCurrencyValueDeadlineNotesLink
Notice BoardAnimals and SocietyNAResearch$NANotice board with postings for animal related funding and jobshuman-animal-studies
GrantASAB: Conference grantStudent; PD; PITravel; Conference£500Feb; June; OctThe award provides a contribution towards the cost of registration, accommodation, and meals, as well as the cost of travel to and from ASAB conference.ASAB conference-grants
GrantASAB: Research grantStudent; PD; PIResearch£10000October 1all areas of animal behaviour, must be ASAB member for 1yr priorASAB research-grants
Search EngineCampus FranceNAStipend; ResearchENAsearch engine for scholarships and programs in France
Search EngineCampus FranceNAStipend; ResearchENAsearch engine for scholarships and programs in France
GrantCarnegie TrustPDResearch£15000March 11Early career (post-PhD)
GrantCarnegie TrustPD; PIWorkshop£50000rollingSkills exchanges. Expression of interest -> 6-8weeks -> full proposal -> 3m
GrantCompany of BiologistsStudent; PD; PITravel; Conference£500rolling (4x per year)travel to conferences, workshops, research trips and laboratory visits.
GrantDaphne Jackson FellowshipsPDStipend£NADaphne Jackson Fellowships are retraining fellowships for women and men who have taken a break of two years or more from STEM research for family, caring or health reasons. UK residency required.
Search EngineEURAXESSNAStipend; ResearchENAsearch engine for scholarships, grants, awards - EU focused
Search EngineEuropean FundingNAStipend; ResearchENAsearch engine for scholarships, grants, awards - EU focused
Crowdfunding platformExperiment.comStudent; PD; PIResearchNANAProjects reviewed each 1st & 3rd Monday/Month | Fully funded projects are charged a fee | Researcher's bank must be US, UK, Canada & Australia
GrantIPSStudent; PD; PIResearch$1500March 1addition $500 for community conservation component
GrantIPSStudent; PD; PIConservation$1500March 1addition $500 for community conservation component
Notice BoardJohns Hopkins UniversityNAStipend; Research$NAList of federal and private funing opportunities
Notice BoardJohns Hopkins UniversityNAStipend; Research$NAList of federal and private funing opportunities: postdoc only
Notice BoardJohns Hopkins UniversityNAStipend; Research$NAList of federal and private funing opportunities: early career specific
GrantLeverhulme: Early Career FellowshipPDResearch£50000Feb 2021Funding for experienced researchers, in academia or as established independent researchers, to undertake research on a topic of their choice. Funding covers research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings.
GrantLeverhulme: FellowshipPDResearch£60000Nov 2020experienced researchers in any discipline, to complete a piece of research
GrantLeverhulme: International FellowshipPDResearch; Travel£50000Nov 2020established researchers to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas in one or more research centres outside the UK
GrantLeverhulme: Philip Leverhulme PrizePDResearch£100000May 2021researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising - to use for any research purpose
GrantLeverhulme: Research GrantStudent; PD; PIResearch£500000March; Sept; Decresearch with position to tackle a project
GrantLeverhulme: Research Leadership AwardPIResearch£10000000currently closedestablished resarchers need to build a team to answer a Question
GrantLeverhulme: Study AbroadStudent; PD; PIResearch; Travel£21000Jan 2021students to study or undertake research at a centre of learning in any country except the UK or USA
GrantMorris Animal Foundation Wildlife GrantsPD, PIResearch (w/ practical application)$75000Novbridge science and resources for animal health and welbeing
Search EngineNational Science FoundationNAStipend; Research$NAsearch engine for US National Science Foundation
ArticleNatureStudent; PD; PIStipend; ResearchNANANews article on crowdfunding
GrantNERCPIResearch£800000July; Janall areas of animal behaviour; demand managed by university
Crowdfunding platformPatreonStudent; PD; PIResearchNANAArt focused - but lots of sci-art and sci-comm
Search EnginePetersonsNAStipend; ResearchNANAsearch engine for scholarships, grants, awards
GrantPhysiological Society Travel grantStudent; PD; PITravel; Conference£100-700rollingtravel grants help physiologists attend conferences and workshops
GrantRoyal Anthropological InstituteStudent; PD; PIResearch£NARoyal Anthropological Institute and Anthropologists’ Fund for Urgent Anthropological Research (AFUAR); UK host insitution
GrantRoyal Anthropological Institute: Emslie Horniman Anthropological Scholarship FundPD; PIResearch£10000Marencourage postgraduates to pursue fieldwork, and so to develop their careers as anthropologists/archaeologists
GrantRoyal Society BiologyStudent; PDTravel£5002021opportunity of overseas travel in connection with biological study, teaching or research to those who would otherwise be unlikely to have it.
GrantRuggles-Gates FundStudentResearch£1500MarBiological Anthropology focused (must have BSc, but not yet finished PhD)
GrantSantander - St Leonard's Postgraduate College Research Mobility AwardsStudent; PDTravel; Research£1000Jan 17For any postgrad student, to cover field work/research visit/
GrantSantander - St Leonard's Postgraduate College Research Mobility AwardsStudent; PDTravel; Research£1000May 8For any postgrad student, to cover field work/research visit/
GrantUK gov Darwin Initiative (Developing nation fellowship)PIFellowship£stipend & feesJan 21capacity building for researchers from developing countries; can be used for MSc fellowship
GrantUK gov Darwin Initiative (Research grant)PIResearch; Conservation£500000Sept 1min £50k; wildlife and habitat conservation in developing countries
Search EngineUS GovernmentNAStipend; Research$NAsearch engine for US federal funding
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Conference and WorkshopsStudent, PD, PIWorkshop; Conference$20000Jun; Decpriority is given to events that foster the creation of an international community of research scholars in anthropology and advance significant and innovative anthropological research
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Dissertation Fieldwork GrantsStudentResearch$20000May; Novawarded to aid doctoral or thesis research
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Engaged Anthro diseminationStudent, PD, PIImpact$5000Augdesigned to enable grantees to return to their research locale to share their research results with: The community in which the research was conducted, and/or the academic/anthropological community in the region or country of research.
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Engaged ResearchStudent, PD, PIResearch$20000NAsupport research partnerships that empower those who have historically been among those researched in anthropology, rather than researchers themselves
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Fejos Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethnographic FilmStudent, PD, PIResearch$40000support the completion of ethnographic film/s based on anthropological research already accomplished by the applicant
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Global Iniative GrantStudent, PD, PIResearch$20000Mayone-time projects designed to meet a need not addressed by our other programs
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Hunt writing fellowshipPDStipend$40000MayHunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Post-Ph.D. Research GrantsPDResearch$20000May; Novawarded to individuals holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree to support individual research projects.
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: SeminarsStudent, PD, PISeminars$Octsmall five-day workshops that bring together scholars at different stages of their career for conversations addressing one or more of the Foundation’s strategic goals
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Wadsworth African FellowshipsStudentStipend; Research$17500Decintended to provide support for African students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. at a South African university
GrantWenner Gren Foundation: Wadsworth International FellowshipsStudentStipend; Research$17500Marintended to provide support for students undertaking study leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree at universities where they can receive international-level training in anthropology
GrantNational GeographicStudent, PD, PIResearch$30000Jan10-30000 typically; request for funding by an experienced project leader in the areas of conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology
GrantAPEX AwardsPIResearch; Teaching buyout£100000OctPromote collaboration across disciplines, with a particular emphasis on the boundary between science, engineering and the social sciences and humanities
GrantSchlumberger Fellowship - Faculty of the FuturePhD, PD (women only; developing nations)Stipend; Research$40000paNovseeks to positively impact gender balance in science disciplines by reinforcing the presence and qualifications of women in developing and emerging economies.
GrantLeakey FoundationPhD, PDResearch$25000Jan 10th; July 15thexclusively funds research related to human origins. Priority of funding is commonly given to exploratory phases of promising new research projects
GrantLeakey FoundationEast African student, researcherResearch$25000Jan 10th; July 15thexpand human knowledge and scientific interest in earth sciences and botany related to human origins by providing financial assistance to East African researchers and students
GrantLeakey FoundationStudents countries limited resourcesField school costs$2000rollingprovides up to $2,000 towards field school tuition for students who are from countries with limited resources to support training in fieldwork related to human origins research.
GrantBritish Academy/LeverhulmePost doc/PIResearch£10000Novprovided to cover the cost of the expenses arising from a defined research project
GrantExplorers ClubStudentResearch$5000Decsupports exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers
GrantRoyal Geographic society: Nevile ShulmanResearcherResearch (exploration)£5000Novfurther the understanding and exploration of the planet - its cultures, peoples and environments - while promoting personal development through the intellectual or physical challenges involved in undertaking a research project or expedition
GrantRoyal Geographic society: Thesiger-Oman International FellowshipsPost doc/PIResearch (exploration)£8000Novadvance geographical knowledge, involving fieldwork, in an arid or semi-arid environment
GrantRoyal Geographic society: Gilchrist FieldworkPost doc/PIResearch (exploration)£15000see summer 2021original and challenging overseas fieldwork carried out by small teams
GrantRoyal Geographic society: Environment and SustainabiltyPost doc/PIResearch (exploration)£15000Febsome of the bigger issues of environmental sustainability
GrantScientific Exploration SocietyAnyoneResearch (exploration)£4-7000AprilExploration - photography and film-making, research, challenges
GrantPrimate Society Great Britain: ResearchStudent membersResearch£1000March
GrantPrimate Society Great Britain: Captive careStudent membersResearch£1000March
GrantPrimate Society Great Britain: ConservationStudent membersResearch£1000March
GrantAmerican Primatological Society: researchStudent membersResearch$1500Apriltraining initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology
GrantAmerican Primatological Society: conservationStudent membersResearch-conservation$2000Aprilconservation research or related projects, including conservation education
GrantAmerican Primatological Society: travelStudent membersTravel$500rollingactive student members of ASP are eligible for $500.00 awards to offset the cost of travel and accommodation to the ASP meeting
EndorsementScientific Exploration SocietyAnyonerollingendorse expedition - promote research, give talks etc.
GrantGreat Apes & GibbonsOrganizationsResearch$100000-150000rollingconservation and protection of great apes
GrantThe Foundations of Human Behavior InitiativeAll (within Harvard)Research$5000 (PD), 40000 (Faculty)last day of February, May, August, and NovemberHarvard Only, must be supported by Ladder-Faculty: "support transformative research in the social and behavioral sciences. These research funds provide seed grants to support interdisciplinary social science research projects based on innovative experimental or observational designs that make use of sophisticated quantitative methods"
GrantMoncrieff Travelling ScholarshipSt Andrews science studentsTravel$12000; 500-5000April
GrantMoncrieff Travelling ScholarshipSt Andrews studentsTravel£1-4000March
GrantRoyal Society EdinburghResearcher at Scottish institutionResearch£5000JulySmall Grants are designed to support personally conducted high-quality research.
GrantRoyal Society EdinburghResearcher at Scottish institutionResearch and Travel/Event costs£10000JulyResearch Workshops are designed to encourage collaborative investigation into a research proposition at an early stage of development.
GrantRoyal Society EdinburghResearcher at Scottish institutionResearch and Travel/Event costs£20000JulyResearch Networks are designed to create and/or to consolidate collaborative partnerships over a two-year period.
GrantDaiwa FoundationUK-Japan research exchangeResearch, travel£7000SeptemberGrants of £2,000-£7,000 are available to individuals, societies, associations or other bodies in the UK or Japan to promote and support interaction between the two countries.
GrantWildlife AcousticsAnyone at educational/charitable institutionAcoustic equipment for research with conservation angle$500015 Feb/May/Aug/NovWildlife Acoustics will give away up to $5,000 worth of products* to grant recipients worldwide. Recipients also have the opportunity to have their work featured on our website and social media channels.