Applications for the Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellow Awards Program are invited from emerging African scholars studying aspects of violence on or directly related to the African continent. Fellowships are offered to individual scholars for a period of two years. Interested candidates are urged to send their applications before the deadline.
Every two years, the Foundation selects a cohort of Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellows. Approximately a dozen emerging scholars are recognized for projects judged to be of high quality and closely relevant to the Foundation’s interest in violence.
The proposed project must relate directly to the African continent. The HFG Foundation is interested in violence related to many subjects, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Family and intimate-partner relationships
- Climate instability and natural resource competition
- Racial, ethnic, and religious conflict
- Political extremism and nationalism
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The African Fellow Awards Program include:
- an in-person methods workshop on the African continent
- fieldwork research grants of $10,000 each
- mentoring from senior African and Africanist scholars
- sponsorship at an international conference to present research findings, and editorial and publication assistance through a writing workshop geared to support and prepare scholars to write for and submit to international peer-reviewed journals and other outlets for their research.
To be eligible for the Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellow Awards, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Candidates for the fellowship may be citizens of any country.
- Applicants must be aged 40 or younger.
- Candidates must be currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D program at an African higher-education institution and also living on the continent.
- Proposals for the African Fellow Awards must come from any of the social and natural sciences or allied disciplines that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression.
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Applicants must create an account to access the application. The application guidelines are also available.
The March 1 application deadline occurs every other year, in accordance with the program application cycle.