Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars Program 2017/18


Deadline: December 15, 2017

Applications are ongoing for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars Program 2017/2018. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance. The foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year. HFG does not support institutions, programs, or pure interventions.

Every two years the foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part.

Harry Guggenheim established this foundation to support research on violence, aggression, and dominance because he was convinced that solid, thoughtful, scholarly and scientific research, experimentation, and analysis would in the end accomplish more than the usual solutions impelled by urgency rather than understanding.


  • The program includes a methods workshop, fieldwork research grants of $2,000 USD each, editorial and publication assistance, and sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings.


  • Applicants must be aged 35 or younger;
  • Must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.


  • Applications should be no more than six pages and include the following:
    • Research question
    • Short literature review
    • Description of research methods to be used
    • Two-page C.V.
    • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card
  • Apply online Or send application to:
    The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
    25 West 53rd Street
    New York, NY 10019

Applications are due by December 15, 2017. All application materials must be submitted by the end of that day (midnight, EST) in order to be considered.

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