Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation PhD Dissertation Fellowships

Applications are invited for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships for 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. The fellowship is not for support of doctoral research and applications are evaluated in comparison with each other and not in competition with the postdoctoral research grant proposals.

Scholarship Details

  • Sponsor: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
    Level: PhD Degree
  • 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 worth: 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.
  • Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

Eligibility:

  • 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.

How to Apply

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.

For more information, visit the official webpage



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