BABAO Research Project Grants

BABAO offers funding grants for research projects which are available annually, by competition. The competition is open to ALL members of the association who paid their dues by the 31st of January of the application year.

These grants may be used to support research in biological anthropology (on all extant and extinct primates) and osteoarchaeology (human and non-human).

Two types of grants are available. One type is reserved for research in the contract/commercial sector (up to £2,500: £1000 for research costs and £1500 to buy out time from the employer). The other grant is reserved for the academic sector (£1,000 for research costs only). The higher sum available for the commercial sector is to cover the cost of buying out time from their company, to allow for sufficient free time to conduct the research. Applications for more than these sums will not be considered. The number of grants awarded each year will depend upon the quality of applications and the state of the association's finances.

The closing date for receipt of applications for the current year is 23:59 (UK time) on the 7th June 2018.

Further guidance and information on eligibility and what can be funded can be found here.

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Grant applications will be reviewed by the committee. Please note that incomplete applications and those that do not follow the guidelines will be automatically disqualified. Notification will be given directly to the applicants, the BABAO e-mail list, and the BABAO webpage.

Grant winners are expected to present their research at the BABAO conference within the 2 years following the award (so 2018 grant winners are expected to give either a paper at the 2019 or 2020 conference).

For a list of previous commercial and academic grant winners please click here