Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars Program


2018 HFG Foundation Young African Scholars Program

Apply now and be part of the 2018 Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Young African Scholars Program. Applicants from African countries are  welcome to apply as well.

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. We do not yet hold the solution to violence, but better analyses, more acute predictions, constructive criticisms, and new, effective ideas will come in time from investigations such as those supported by our grants.

Type: Grants

Eligible Fields: Applicants’ projects are expected to highlight the issues of violence and aggression.


Value of Programme: 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.

Eligible Countries: African countries


  • Applicants must be aged 35 or younger and must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.
  • Applications are due by December 15th.  All application materials must be submitted by the end of that day (midnight, EST) in order to be considered.

How to Apply: The online application will be available beginning October 1st.

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

Application Deadline: 15th December, 2017

Apply online here (Requires a free account)

Or send application to:

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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