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Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa



The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation: Young African Scholars program

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation sponsors scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance.
Every two years the 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. Candidates from across the continent are encouraged to apply.
The mentorship 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.

Application Guidelines

Applicants must be aged 40 or younger, currently enrolled in a PhD program at an African higher education institution and living on the continent.
Applications should be no more than ten pages and include the following:

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

The online application will be available beginning August 1st, 2018. All application materials must be submitted by, 11:59 PM EST on October 1st, 2018, in order to be considered. Eligible applicants can apply here. For further information please contact the foundation at info@hfg.org.

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
42 West 54th Street, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10019, USA
www.hfg.org | +1 (646) 428-0971

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