You can help us ensure that the science of our origins is made valuable to humankind’s future.

Please Support PAST


Donors to PAST can support our general operations, or designate their gift to a wide range of programmes that promote education, research and public outreach in the African origin sciences. Programmes donors might consider supporting include:

The Walking Tall Educational Theatre Project: to educate secondary school students about their ancient African heritage and to inspire them to pursue the origin sciences in their studies and careers.

Post-graduate Student Support: to provide bursaries for postgraduate students in the origin sciences, and funds facilitating the participation of African students in established origin sciences field schools.

Technical Training and Capacity Support: to provide training and support for field and laboratory technical assistants working on fossil survey and excavation, and on fossil collections.

Young African Scientist Development: to provide basic research support to recent M.A. and Ph.D. recipients in order to retain their scientific skills in Africa.

Research Project Support: to provide funding for cutting-edge museum, laboratory or field research in the origin sciences conducted by senior scientists based at African institutions.

Origin Sciences Publications and Conferences: to support African-based scientific journals and conferences focused on the origin sciences.

Public Understanding and Engagement: To promote the relevance of the African origins sciences to the general public in Africa and around the world.