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The Institute of Human Origins invites you to share in the excitement of discovery, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the public discussion of the enduring puzzle of how we "became human." 

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An investment in the Institute of Human Origins helps to fund student scholarships, support research in laboratories and field sites, and meet the growing needs of our researchers and students. Please help us continue the search!

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How You Can Make a Difference

Invest in support of student research through your gift to these scholarship endowments

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Donald C. Johanson Paleoanthropological Research Endowment

Donald Johanson, IHO Founding Director, created this endowment to inspire and contribute to training the next generation of human origins researchers.

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Elizabeth H. Harmon Research Endowment

Elizabeth H. Harmon Research Endowment

This visionary endowment gift was established in Elizabeth Harmon’s memory by her parents, Dr. Frank and Judy Harmon, and supports graduate student research relevant to human evolution in Africa.

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Kaye Reed Scholarship Endowment

This new endowment supports undergraduate and graduate student research and contributes to a shift towards the gender equity needed in the research community.

The study of how and where humans developed on Earth has never been more vibrant than today. We are seeking visionary partners to join our mission to advance the science of human origins and explore the ongoing challenges of our field and laboratory research.

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Director