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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 2022 is now released. [see details]

Information for 2023 grant applications will be announced in February 2023 and the application process will open in March 2023.


The Geoffrey Harrison Prize Lecture 2022

Professor Geoffrey A. Harrison (1927-2017)

The 2022 Geoffrey Harrison lecture will be given by Professor Stanley Ulijaszek on Friday 25th November 2022 at the Pauling Centre at the Institute of Human Sciences in Oxford. The title of the lecture will be ‘Nutritional Anthropology’. A registration system to attend the lecture will be set up nearer the time, and the lecture will also be streamed online.

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