Priority will be given to projects that aim to do one or more of the following:
- Discover or explore new paleoanthropological fossil sites in Africa or Asia, particularly those in Central and West Africa and those in East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia
- Design or test new methodologies for discovering or exploring paleoanthropological sites in Africa or Asia
- Develop local capacity in human origins exploration in Africa or Asia
Typical proposals should request less than $30,000; however, applicants may request up to $50,000 if they are running a field school for students from the region. Successful applicants should use awarded funds within one year. Please see the Preparing Your Proposal page regarding budgetary guidance. Projects should be research-focused but can integrate conservation, education, storytelling, or technology as a secondary component.