Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants and Dissertation Fellowships for Scholars Focusing on Problems of Violence and Aggression

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence and aggression. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year.

The research grants program welcomes proposals related to any of the natural and social sciences and humanities and which promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority will be given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. HFG awards research grants to individuals for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. HFG ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year, for periods of one or two years. The annual deadline for research grant applications is August 1 for a decision in December.

The dissertation fellowships program provides ten or more fellowships each year to individuals who will complete the writing their dissertation within the award year. These fellowships of $20,000 are designed to help doctoral candidates to complete their thesis in a timely manner. It is only appropriate to apply for support for the final year of Ph.D. work. Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. The annual deadline for dissertation-writing applications is February 1, for support to begin September 1 of that calendar year.

Visit the foundation's Web site for complete program details and application guidelines.