Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards 2024

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards 2024 is all about supporting your research on violence and aggression. Whether you’re looking at war, crime, terrorism, or family feuds, they’re interested. And if you’re digging into climate clashes, racial tensions, or extreme politics, they’re all ears. Their top priority is tackling real-world violence problems and figuring out what makes it tick.


The Foundation backs research exploring the fundamental causes of violence, with a special emphasis on proposals that convincingly demonstrate how their discoveries can inform policies aimed at curbing violence. They also consider historical research when it directly relates to ongoing instances of violence. Additionally, studies on the consequences of violence are encouraged, provided there’s a strong argument that these consequences can, in turn, trigger future violence.

The Foundation is interested in violence related to many subjects, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • War
  • Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Family and intimate-partner relationships
  • Climate instability and natural resource competition
  • Racial, ethnic, and religious conflict
  • Political extremism and nationalism
Level:Ph.D. Candidate.
Minimum Age:None.
Required GPA:Not specified.
Eligibility Country:Open to all nationalities
Gender:All genders.
Scholarship Deadline:March 1, 2024.
  1. To qualify for an award, applicants must be Ph.D. candidates who are embarking on the dissertation phase of their graduate studies.
  2. Typically, this implies that fieldwork or other research should be concluded, and the writing process should have commenced or be set to begin during the award period.
  3. If an applicant is uncertain that the dissertation can be finished within the award year due to insufficient progress in analysis and writing, it is advisable not to submit an application.
  4. In some fields, particularly experimental disciplines, it is reasonable to expect that both research and writing can be completed within the same year. In such cases, applying is suitable.
  • Applications open on November 1, 2023.
  • The Foundation must receive applications by February 1, 2024, to facilitate a decision in June.
  • The final decisions are rendered by the HFG Board of Directors during its June 2024 meeting.
  • Applicants will receive prompt email notifications of the Board’s decision.
  • Typically, awards commence on September 1, but for projects requiring it, alternative start dates (after July 1) may be requested.

This are some the benefits of this program

  • The award amount is $25,000 for a single year, aimed at aiding a doctoral candidate in completing a dissertation aligned with the Foundation’s research priorities mentioned earlier, within a reasonable timeframe.
  • These awards are exclusively accessible to students during the concluding phase of their Ph.D. studies.
  • It’s important to note that the award does not provide funding for doctoral research.
  • Applicants, regardless of their citizenship, are eligible, and they can be enrolled at colleges or universities in any country.
  1. Open to Ph.D. candidates worldwide.
  2. Focus on violence-related research in various fields.
  3. Prioritizes addressing current violence issues.
  4. Application period varies, so keep an eye on their site.
  5. Visit their website for exact funding details and guidelines.
  • Candidates for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Emerging Scholar Awards may apply online annually between November 1 and February 1. Applicants must create an account to access the application and guidelines. The guidelines are also available through the second link below.
  • Online Application (Login required)
  • Application Guidelines (PDF)

For more details visit: HFGF website.


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