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HFG Foundation Young African Scholars Program 2018

Every two years the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation hosts the Young African Scholars program. Ten scholars whose proposed projects are judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the foundation’s interest in violence and aggression are selected to take part.

Application Deadline: 15th October, 2018

Eligible Countries: African countries

Eligible Fields: Applicants’ projects are expected to highlight the issues of violence and aggression.

About the Award: Harry Guggenheim established this foundation to support research on violence, aggression, and dominance because he was convinced that solid, thoughtful, scholarly and scientific research, experimentation, and analysis would in the end accomplish more than the usual solutions impelled by urgency rather than understanding. We do not yet hold the solution to violence, but better analyses, more acute predictions, constructive criticisms, and new, effective ideas will come in time from investigations such as those supported by our grants.

The foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. Grants have been 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.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: Applicants must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at an African higher education institution, and living on the continent.

Number of Awardees: 10

Value of Programme: 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.

How to Apply: The online application will be available beginning October 1st.

Applications should be no more than ten pages in length and include the following:

  • Research question
  • Short literature review
  • Description of research methods to be used
  • Reference letter from official academic advisor
  • Two-page C.V.
  • Copy of passport or government-issued ID card

Eligible applicants may apply here.

Visit Programme Webpage for details

Award Provider: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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