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Douglas Martin Boyer

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology
Evolutionary Anthropology

Selected Grants


Doctoral Dissertation Research: Functional differentiation in autopods: implications for the origins of limb diversification

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

CSBR: Rescuing and Sharing a Unique and Irreplaceable Fossil Collection at the Duke Lemur Center

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2021 - 2025

CC* Data Storage - Flexible Affordable Scalable Technology for Research Storage - FAST-Research Storage

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2024

Collborative:Lightning Bug, An Integrated Pipeline to Overcome The Biodiversity Digitization Gap

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Yale University · 2021 - 2024

Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: oVert: Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Florida · 2017 - 2022

3D Data Service for Arts and Humanities Research (3DDS)

Public ServicePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of Brighton · 2022 - 2022

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Encephalic Arterial Canals and their Functional Significance

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2020

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Descent Locomotion Behavior in Primates

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2018 - 2020

CSBR: Ownership Transfer: Miocene Colombian Vertebrates and Conservation of the Duke Lemur Center Fossil Collections

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2018

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Generation and Evaluation of Body Mass Prediction Equations Using Articular Surface Areas of the Primate Tarsus

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2017

Collaborative Research: Lagerstatten for Eocene Primates in North America

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2017

Eocene-Oligocene primate evolution and climate change in the Fayum Depression, northern Egypt

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by State University of New York - Stoney Brook · 2015 - 2016

Primate dental topographic and geometric morphology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2015

Biogeography of Paleogene Vertebrates from Indonesia

ResearchParticipants · Awarded by National Geographic Society · 2014 - 2015

Digital Evolutionary Morphology of the Primate Astragalo-Calcaneal Complex

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2012 - 2014

Digital evolutionary morphology of the primate dentition

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation · 2013 - 2014

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Seed Grant: Building a community of practice to increase representation in evolutionary anthropology · 2023 co-PI · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement

External Relationships


  • Indiana University

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