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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 £1500 each) and 1 PhD grant (maximum £4000) to help Masters and PhD students conduct research.

The list of Parkes Foundation Grant awardees for 2023 is now released. [see details]

Information for 2024 grant applications will be announced in February 2024 and the application process will open in March 2024.


The Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2022

The 2022 Geoffrey Harrison Lecture 'Nutritional Anthropology' was delivered by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford on 24th February 2023 [see details]

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