THE HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION is an American private foundation which supports
research on problems related to violence and aggression. We conduct a special program for young
African Scholars, aged 35 or younger, who have been educated and are living on the continent. This
includes a methods workshop, to be held this spring in Nairobi, fieldwork research grants of $2000 each,
editorial and publication help, and sponsorship at an international conference in 2016 to present the
Applications are due by December 15 for the class commencing in Spring 2015. Ten scholars will be
selected whose projects are judged to be of high quality and also closely relevant to our concerns about
violence. Successful applicants will be notified by January 15.
Applications should be no more than six pages and include The Research Question, a short Review of
Literature, and a description of Research Methods to be used. A 2 page c.v. should also be attached. In
addition, a scan of your passport or id card should be included as proof of age.
You may apply electronically. Go to, and click on the button “Young African Scholars
Program.” This will direct you to a site where you choose a password, log-in, and get access to the
application forms. Follow directions there to enter your information and research proposal. If you
cannot use the internet, please send proposals to the foundation at 25 West 53rd St, NY NY 10019. These
must arrive by December 15 in order to be considered.
Should you have any questions these should be addressed to Karen Colvard, Program Director, at
[email protected] . Further information about the foundation is available at