Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Research Grants

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

Grant amount: US $15,000 - US $40,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 1, 2018

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Unaffiliated Researcher Working Professional Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects

  • Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country.

  • While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., 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.

  • 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.


  • Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

  • Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


  • The Foundation does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs, or pure interventions.

  • The grant may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree.

  • 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.