The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grants

Deadline: 1 August 2015
Open to: citizens of any country researching problems of violence, aggression and dominance
Grant: awards within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression and dominance. The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of the research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, 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.


Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 1 August 2015, for a decision in December. Applications are submitted online. Applicants will first create a login account HERE and will then be able to access detailed guidelines and the online application. Final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in December. Applicants will be informed promptly by email as well as letter of the Board’s decision.

For more information please follow the official website.

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