Type of Funding
Researchers working on projects in the natural sciences, social sciences or humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression in the modern world, are invited to submitted applications for Research Grants from the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation. Projects that interest the foundation would be those concerned with violence and aggression in relation to social change, inter-group conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, etc.
Grants generally commence on 1 January of each year but applicants can request for later starting dates if the nature of the research makes this appropriate. Hence grants applied for in 2019 will commence on 1 January 2020.
Most awards fall within the range of US$15,000 to US$40,000 per year for periods of 1 or 2 years. Applications for larger amounts and longer duration must be very strongly justified.
Applicants for a research grant may be made by citizens of any country. While most past recipients possess a PhD., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.
The grant may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Only individuals or groups of a few principal investigators may apply for grants for individual projects; institutional applicants and programs are not accepted. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world, as well as those that focus on areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.
Applications are to be done online by 1 August 2019.