Ruggles-Gates Fund for Biological Anthropology

Royal Anthropological Institute

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Grant amount: Up to £1,500

Deadline: Mar 31, 2020

Applicant type: PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United Kingdom

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The Royal Anthropological Institute administers a Fund, set up by the late Professor R. Ruggles-Gates and augmented by his widow Mrs L. Ruggles-Gates, which provides grants for research in biological anthropology. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • There are no restrictions on age, sex, religion, ethnic origin or nationality.            
  • Individuals who are members of a joint research project can apply for a grant, provided that its leader holds a PhD or is similarly qualified.
  • Permission to undertake field research must be cleared with the relevant authorities and communities before an application is submitted.    


  • Preference will be given to those applications which lie within human population biology, human genetics, human ethology and palaeoanthropology.
  • Preference will be given to those who propose to do fieldwork outside the United Kingdom.    


  • Grants will not be made for undergraduate fieldwork projects.
  • Individuals already in possession of a doctorate are not eligible.
  • Grants are not made for library research, for University fees or for subsistence in the applicant's home institution.    
  • Funds cannot be awarded for a joint research project.