The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation
funding primate research and conservation

Since its inception The Nacey Maggioncalda Foundation has awarded $700,000 in grants for primate research and conservation projects. We are excited to announce that in April 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


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Nacey Grants for Doctoral Students


James F. Nacey Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students working in the areas of primate paleontology, evolution, ecology, behavior and/or conservation. Our next round of awards will be in late 2017. Please check back for more info.


Congratulations to all James F. Nacey Fellowship winners!


Katharine Burke, University of Buffalo

"Social network position, personality traits and stress levels in juvenile rhesus macaques "


Rachna Reddy, University of Michigan

"The development of male reproductive strategies in wild chimpanzees"


Gillian King-Bailey, Tulane University

"Androgens, social behavior and resource availability in female white-faced capuchins (C. capucinus): A test of the biosocial, challenge, and dual-hormone hypotheses"


Maura Tyrrell, University of Buffalo

"The effects of within-group and extra-group competition on male coalition patterns in wild crested macaques (M. nigra)"


Darice Westphal, City University of New York

"Genetic structure and connectivity in a mouse lemur: a spacial conservation approach"


Kristin Sabbi, University of New Mexico

"The ontogeny of sex-typed social behavior among wild East African chimpanzees"


Robin Morrison, Cambridge University

"Disease transmission in gorilla social networks"


Stanislaus Kivai, Rutgers University

"Effects of food mechanical and nutritional properties on foraging of juvenile wild Tana River mangabeys (C. galeritus), Kenya"


Rachel Perlman, Stony Brook University of Buffalo

"The energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (T. gelada)"


Jen Tinsman, Columbia University

"Adaptation, speciation, and hybridization in black lemurs along a climate gradient in northwestern Madagascar"


Genevieve Housman, Arizona State University

"Assessment of DNA methylation patterns in primate skeletal tissues"


Dominique BertrandUniversity of Buffalo

"The stress factor: Examining anthropogenic sources of stress in wild macaques (M. nigra)


Eric Van Cleave, UC Davis 

"Deciphering the relative importance of food size, distribution, and quality on agonistic interactions: a field experimental approach with vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus)"


Timothy Webster, Yale University      

"Genomics of primate radiation: speciation and diversification in the macaques”


Alexis Amann, City University New York

"Pre- and Post-Natal Counterstrategies to Infanticide in Female Hamadryas Baboons"


Francis Cabana, Oxford Brooks University

"Using Nutritional Ecology (Native Ingredients and Chemical Composition) of the Javan Slow Loris to Improve Captive Feeding Husbandry"


Margaret Corley, University of Pennsylvania         

"Leaving home: genetic, endocrine, and behavioral correlates of dispersal in monogamous owl monkeys (Aotus azarae) of Argentina"


Noah Dunham, Ohio State University

"Food Selection and the Role of Fallback Foods in Peters’ Angola Black and White Colobus Monkey"

 

Jordan Miller, George Washington University         

"Responses to aggression by third parties in wild chimpanzees: Insights into the evolution of primate social cognition"

 

Aaron Sandel, University of Michigan

"The development of social bonds in male chimpanzees"


India Schneider-Crease, Duke University

"Drivers of disease in primates: the case of the bulging parasitic cysts in gelada monkeys (Theropithecus gelada)"


Maureen McCarthy, USC

"Chimpanzee ranging and dispersal in a fragmented habitat, Western Uganda"


Klaree Boose, University of Oregon

"What are the primarysocial factors that contribute to differences in mean cortisol and testosterone in bonobos?


Cary Allen-Blevins, Harvard University

"Investigation of adult male suckling in Zanzibar red colobus"


Ellis Kelsey, University of Texas, Austin

"Subgrouping dynamics of woolly monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador"


Monica McDonaldWashington University, St. Louis

"How do the largest and smallest baboon species compete for reproductive success in a natural hybrid zone?

Katharine BurkeUniversity of BuffaloSocial network position, personality traits and stress levels in juvenile rhesus macaques

Rachna ReddyUniversity of MichiganThe Development of Male Reproductive Strategies in Wild Chimpanzees

Gillian King-BaileyTulane UniversityAndrogens, social behavior, and resource availability in female white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus): A test of the biosocial, challenge, and dual-hormone hypotheses

Maura Tyrrell
(resubmission)
University of BuffaloThe effect of within-group and extra-group competition on male coalition patterns in wild crested macaques (Macaca nigra)

Darice Westphal
(resubmission)
City University of New YorkGenetic Structure and Connectivity in a Mouse Lemur: a spatial conservation approach

Kristin SabbiUniversity of New MexicoThe ontogeny of sex-typed social behavior among wild East African chimpanzees

Robin MorrisonCambridge UniversityDisease transmission in gorilla social networks

Stanislaus KivaiRutgers UniversityEffects of Food Mechanical and Nutrition Properties on Foraging of Juvenile in Wild Tana River mangabeys, Cercocebus galeritus, Kenya

Rachel PerlmanStony Brook UniversityThe energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (Theropithecus gelada)

Jen TinsmanColumbia UniversityAdaptation, speciation, and hybridization in black lemurs along a climate gradient in northwestern Madagascar

Genevieve Housman
(2nd resubmission)
Ariziona State UniversityAssessment of DNA Methylation Patterns in Primate Skeletal Tissues
Katharine BurkeUniversity of BuffaloSocial network position, personality traits and stress levels in juvenile rhesus macaques

Rachna ReddyUniversity of MichiganThe Development of Male Reproductive Strategies in Wild Chimpanzees

Gillian King-BaileyTulane UniversityAndrogens, social behavior, and resource availability in female white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus): A test of the biosocial, challenge, and dual-hormone hypotheses

Maura Tyrrell
(resubmission)
University of BuffaloThe effect of within-group and extra-group competition on male coalition patterns in wild crested macaques (Macaca nigra)

Darice Westphal
(resubmission)
City University of New YorkGenetic Structure and Connectivity in a Mouse Lemur: a spatial conservation approach

Kristin SabbiUniversity of New MexicoThe ontogeny of sex-typed social behavior among wild East African chimpanzees

Robin MorrisonCambridge UniversityDisease transmission in gorilla social networks

Stanislaus KivaiRutgers UniversityEffects of Food Mechanical and Nutrition Properties on Foraging of Juvenile in Wild Tana River mangabeys, Cercocebus galeritus, Kenya

Rachel PerlmanStony Brook UniversityThe energetics of male reproductive strategies in geladas (Theropithecus gelada)

Jen TinsmanColumbia UniversityAdaptation, speciation, and hybridization in black lemurs along a climate gradient in northwestern Madagascar

Genevieve Housman
(2nd resubmission)
Ariziona State UniversityAssessment of DNA Methylation Patterns in Primate Skeletal Tissues
Jim Nacey, 1933-2007