The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation
funding primate research and conservation

Since its inception The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation has awarded approximately $700,000 in grants for primate research and conservation projects. We are excited to announce that in 2016 The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation will join forces with The Leakey Foundation to increase primate research funding and reach a broader international scientific audience. Please see the webpage link below to learn more about The Leakey Foundation's mission. 


THE LEAKEY FOUNDATION



Below is a selected list of Leakey Foundation grantees and their research projects from the Spring 2015 Grants Cycle.


Iulia Badescu, University of Toronto:  Investigating the infant nutritional development

of wild chimpanzees


Stephanie Bogart, University of Southern California:  Savanna chimpanzee ecology

at Mount Assirik Research Sit


Kelsey Ellis, University of Texas at Austin:  Grouping dynamics of woolly monkeys

(Lagothrix poeppigii) in Amazonian Ecuador


Susan Perry, University of California, Los Angeles:  Life histories of wild capuchins

in Lomas Barbudal, Costa Rica



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NMF Goldberg Grants for Research and Conservation

(2012-2015) 


Congratulations to 2015 Goldberg Conservation Grant recipients!


Harry HilserWhitly Wildlife Conservation Trust/Pittsburgh Zoo

"The Voice of the Forest: Communitiy based conservation surrounding Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi" 


Nancy MoindeInstitute of Primate Research/Rutgers University

"Conservation to coexist: Participatory action research for primate conservation and community development" 


Antonio BovedaUniversity of Texas, Austin

"Community conservation for the critically endanged San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe" 


Krista MilichUniversity of Texas, Austin

"Conservation to coexist: Participatory action research for primate conservation and community development"  


Kim ValentaMcGill University

"The Mad Dog Initiative: Protecting Madagascar's lemurs through the humane control of feral dog populations"    


Congratulations to 2015 Goldberg Research Grant recipients!


Katharine JackTulane University

“Making an alpha male: socioendocrinology of dominance in male white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)"


Steffen Foerster, Duke University (Renewal)

“Social bonding and health in primate societies: insights from chacma baboons"


Sharon Kessler, McGill University

“Selection to outsmart the germs: The evolution of disease recognition and social cognition”

 

Thomas Terleph, Sacred Heart University

“Long-term study of social and developmental influences on Lar gibbon vocal behavior”

 

Katherine Amato, University of Colorado, Boulder

“Impact of diet on the degradation of the black and gold howler money (A.caraya) gut microbiota in fragmented habitats”

 

Joanna Malukiewicz, Federal University of Vicosa

“The speciation continuum in Callithrix genus: Understanding genomic speciation in primates"


Congratulations to the 2014 Goldberg Conservation Grant recipients!


Deborah Moore, Bonobo Conservation Initiative

"Establishment of a permanent research site at the Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve in the DRC"  


Panchapakesan Jeganathan, Nature Conservation Foundation

"Building coexistence to conserve endangered primates in a densely populated tropical landscape: the lion-tailed macaque in Western Ghats, India"


Congratulations to past Goldberg Grant recipients!


Wendy ErbRutgers University  

“Direct and indirect fitness benefits of cooperative behavior in wild saddleback tamarins"


Valerie Schoof, McGill University 

“Costs of social dominance in male red colobus monkeys: association of parasites with nutrition, sociality, testosterone, and stress hormones”


Stephanie SpeharUniversity of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

“The orangutans of Wehea: adaptation to a resource-scarce environment

* Spehar was also awarded a $5,000 bonus grant to be directed toward improving the welfare of local people.

Emma NormandWild Chimpanzee Foundation 

“Protecting biodiversity in the proposed Grebo National Park, Liberia"


Deborah MooreBonobo Conservation Initiative 

“Pilot Study of habituated bonobo communities in Kokolopori Bonobo Reserve, DRC”


Nelson GalvisUniversity de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

“Effects of habitat disturbance on the behavioral ecology, stress levels and 

parasitism in the brown spider monkey (Ateles hybridus) in Colombia”


Claire KirchhoffUniversity of North Texas Health Science Center 

“Bitten in the face: does the sexual selection hypothesis explain cranial trauma patterns?”


 Steffen FoersterBarnard College, Columbia University

“Social bonding and health in primate societies: insights from chacma baboons"