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Welcome to the Parkes Foundation


The Foundation

The Parkes Foundation exists as an independent grant-making charity, providing funds to help postgraduate students undertaking research in the interdisciplinary field of biosocial science, and organising Workshops on related topics, and the publication of the proceedings.


Sir Alan S. Parkes, FRS (1900-1990)


Student Grants

Each year, the foundation considers awarding around 6-8 small grants (maximum £1000 each) and 1 PhD grant (maximum £3000) to help Masters and PhD students conduct research.

Applications for Small and PhD grants open on 1st December 2018 and close on 10th January 2019. [see details]


The Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2018

Professor Geoffrey A. Harrison (1927-2017)

The 2018 Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecturewas given in Oxford on Friday 2nd November 2018 by Professor C G Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Human Population Biology and Health, Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and Director of Research in Global Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. The title of his talk was From genes to latrines: A biosocial journey.

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