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Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) Program 2020

Application are now open for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) Program 2020 for Young African Scholars. The dissertation fellowshp is also open and is offered in the field of voilence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationshps or related fields.

Each year, In addition to the Harry Frank Guggenheim foundation’s program of support for postdoctoral research, ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded to graduate students who would complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.

About Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (HFG) Program

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation programme and dissertation fellowships are being offered to PhD students from around the world, who are completing the writing of their dissertations in the fields of violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, or related fields.

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.

This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Programme

The following Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Program are open

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars 2020

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.

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.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowship 2020

In addition to the foundation’s program of support for postdoctoral research, ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students who would complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.

These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Postdoctoral Research Grant 2020

Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.

Application Deadline

Young African Scholars Program October 1, 2020

Dissertation Fellowship October 1 2020 – February 1, 2021

Research Grant April 1 – August 1, 2020

Degree Level: Postgraduate

Values/Benefits

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation young scholars and dissertation fellowship program will cover:
$20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manne

Requirements and Eligibility Criteria

Dissertation Fellowship

  • These grants are made to Ph.D. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun.
  • Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country.
  • This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals.
  • These fellowships of $20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their Ph.D. work.

Young African Scholars

Applicants must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an African higher education institution, and living on the continent.

Research Grant

  • Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported,
  • New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.
  • The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs.
  • Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant.

Timing

Applications for dissertation fellowships must be received by February 1, for a decision in June. Applications are reviewed during the spring and final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in June. Applicants will be informed promptly by e-mail as well as letter of the Board’s decision. Awards ordinarily commence on September 1, but other starting dates (after July 1) may be requested if the nature of the project makes this appropriate.

Final Report

Recipients of the dissertation fellowship must submit a copy of the dissertation, approved and accepted by their institution, within six months after the end of the award year. Any papers, books, articles, or other publications based on the research should also be sent to the foundation

Documentation Required

Applications for the young african program should be no more than ten pages in length and include the following:

  • Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Reference letter from official academic advisor
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card

How to Apply

Applications are submitted online–the application will be available beginning given dates of each program. (However, we will still accept a mailed application using our previous application method, a printable PDF form, provided it arrives at the foundation’s office.

Applicants will first create a login account and will then be able to access detailed guidelines and the online application. Applicants can also view the guidelines only, without logging in and without starting an application, through the second link below.

Need to Apply?

Click here to apply for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars, Dissertation Fellowship

Need More Information?

Visit the Official Webpage of the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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