Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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.

Research Grants
The research grants program welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is 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 a year each for periods of one or two years. The annual deadline for research grant applications is August 1 for a decision in December.

Dissertation Fellowships
Ten or more dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to individuals who will complete the writing of the 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. 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 website for program details and application guidelines.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(T) 646.428.0976
(F) 646.428.0981