Apply-HFG Foundation Young African Scholars Program 2023-2024

The HFG Foundation is pleased to accept proposals from Young African Scholars into its Harry Frank Guggenheim program from any of the social and natural sciences or allied disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.


About the HFG Foundation Young African Scholars Program 2023-2024

Harry Guggenheim established the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation to support research on violence, aggression, and dominance.

The foundation places great importance on the study of neuroscience, genetics, animal behaviour, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems.


Grants are made to study aspects of “violence related to youth, family relationships, media effects, crime, biological factors, intergroup conflict related to religion, ethnicity, and nationalism, and political violence deployed in war and sub-state terrorism, as well as processes of peace and the control of aggression.”

In 2014, the foundation gave out the inaugural Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History to Allen C. Guelzo, for Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Benefits of the Young African Scholars Program

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.


Application Procedures

The following are the application requirements:

  1. Applicants must be aged 35 or younger and must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.
  2. 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.
  3. Applications should be only six pages and include:
  • Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card
  • The online application started October 1st.

Heres the link to create an account


Or send an application to:

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

  • Application Deadline: March 16, 2023


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