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Herman Pontzer

Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology

Selected Grants


Effects of Physical Activity on Human Pregnancy Energetics: Testing Maternal Metabolic Limits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Maternal energetic strategies during human pregnancy

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Maternal Energetic Strategies During Pregnancy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Wenner-Gren Foundation · 2024 - 2025

Maternal energetic strategies during human pregnancy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Energy Requirements and Nutritional Status among Nigerian Adolescents

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Effects of Physical Activity on Human Pregnancy Energetics: Testing Maternal Metabolic Limits

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2026

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Maternal energetic strategies during human pregnancy

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Maternal Energetic Strategies During Pregnancy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Wenner-Gren Foundation · 2024 - 2025

Maternal energetic strategies during human pregnancy

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Energy Requirements and Nutritional Status among Nigerian Adolescents

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation · 2023 - 2025

Determining the energetic cost of locomotion in pilot whales and killer whales

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2020 - 2024

The Cost of Living: Development & Implementation of a large Global Database of Human Metabolic Physiology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2022

External Relationships


  • Calorify Inc.
  • Eli Lilly & Co.

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