Harry Frank Guggenheim (HFG) 2022 Distinguished Scholar Awards

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    Open to all
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 43175
  • Duration 1 up to 2 years
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Opportunity Description

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation was established by Harry Guggenheim to support research on violence, aggression, and dominance. And the HFG Distinguished Awards are aiming to reward prominent scholars who propose to make a substantial contribution to shedding light on a violent issue. Applicants from all around the world can submit projects in the social and scientific sciences, as well as other disciplines that promise to improve understanding of the origins, manifestations, and control of violence and aggressiveness.
The primacy is given to research that addresses critical, current-day issues of violence—what causes it, how it works, and what prevents or diminishes it.
The Foundation is interested in violence in a variety of contexts, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • War
  • Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Family and intimate-partner relationships
  • Climate instability and natural resources competition
  • Racial, ethnic, and religious conflict
  • Political extremism and nationalism

The Foundation is committed to funding research into the basic factors that contribute to violence. Nonetheless, proposals that make a strong argument for the importance of prospective results for policy to minimize these problems are given precedence. Similarly, historical research is evaluated if it is relevant to a contemporary violent scenario. Examinations of the effects of violence are appropriate inasmuch as it can be demonstrated that these results may act as causes of future violence.

Important Dates and Details

Offered by: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
Proposal Submission Start Date:  May 1, 2022
Proposal Submission End Date:  August 1, 2022
Announcement of Results: January 1, 2022
Eligible Nations: Any nation is eligible to propose their research
Eligible Genders: Both Male & Female
Degree Level: Not Required

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The Distinguished Scholar Awards (Benefits)

  • Most of the grants vary from $15,000 to $45,000 each year for one or two years.
  • Applications for larger amounts and longer durations will be considered but must be strongly justified.
  • The awards are made to individuals (or sometimes two or, rarely, three principal investigators) for specific projects, not general research support.
  • They are not given to institutions to support institutional programs. Individuals who obtain research funding may be taxed on the funds received.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Citizens of any country may apply for an award.
  • While practically all award recipients have a Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or similar degree, there are no official degree requirements for the honor.
  • The award, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree.
  • Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.

Application Requirements

  • The project title must be provided by the applicant. If the project contains more than one principal investigator, fill out section C with information about the co-applicant.
  • Enter a project proposal abstract.
  • A project budget with its justifications;
  • Upload a single document comprising the primary investigators’ CVs and a list of publications, as well as the CVs of all professional workers (max two pages).
  • Upload a research plan that includes the particular aims, background, significance of the study, and methods, as well as an indication of your acquaintance with important academic literature and a description of who your project will supplement or improve upon.
  • Enter details if additional funding is needed for the proposed research.

How to Apply?

Applicants who meet all conditions can submit their applications online before the deadline by creating an account.

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Application Guidelines

Visit the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s website for more information about the Harry Frank Guggenheim Scholar Awards.
In case of having any question, do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

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