Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
PhD Degree

Deadline: 1 Feb each year (Annual)
Study in: Any Country
Course starts Sep

Brief description:

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships are being offered to PhD students from around the world, who are completing the writing of their dissertations in the fields of violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, or related fields.

This fellowship is not for support of doctoral research. Applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals.

Host Institution(s):

Colleges and universities in any country

Level/Field(s) of study:

PhD dissertation written by students in their final year, on violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, etc.

Number of Scholarships:

10 or more

Target group:

PhD students from any country

Scholarship value/inclusions:

These fellowships of US$20,000 each are designed to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their PhD work.

Awards ordinarily commence on 1 September but other starting dates (after 1 July) may be requested if the nature of the project makes this appropriate.


Applicants may be citizens of any country and studying at colleges or universities in any country. They must be graduate students who will complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.

Dissertations eligible for the grants are those relating to issues that interest the foundation, namely, those concerning violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Dissertations with no relevance to understanding human violence and aggression will not be supported. Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.

These grants are made to PhD candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun. If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident that he will complete the dissertation within the year, he should not apply. In some disciplines, particularly experimental fields, research and writing can reasonably be expected to be completed within the same year, and in those cases it is appropriate to apply.

Application instructions:

Applications are currently closed. The application will be available beginning 1 October each year, for grants to be awarded the following year.

Applications are to be submitted online. Applications for dissertation fellowships must be received by 1 February each year, for a decision in June of that year. Applications are reviewed during the spring and final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in June.

Recipients of the dissertation fellowship must submit a copy of the dissertation, approved and accepted by their institution, within 6 months after the end of the award year. Any papers, books, articles, or other publications based on the research should also be sent to the foundation.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website: https://www.hfg.org/df/guidelines.htm

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