Harry Frank Guggenheim African 2023 Fellow Awards

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation calls for proposals for its 2023 African Fellow Awards for Ph.D. students in any social and natural sciences or allied disciplines.

Every two years, the Foundation selects a cohort of Harry Frank Guggenheim African Fellows. For projects that were deemed to be of high quality and directly related to the Foundation’s interest in violence, about a dozen young researchers were honoured.

The Foundation welcomes proposals for the African Fellow Awards 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. However, research with the potential to better understand and address pressing issues of aggressiveness and violence in contemporary society will receive highest attention. The proposed project must relate directly to the African continent.

The Foundation is interested in violence related to many subjects, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • War
  • Crime
  • Terrorism
  • Family and intimate-partner relationships
  • Climate instability and natural resource competition
  • Racial, ethnic, and religious conflict
  • Political extremism and nationalism


The African Fellow Awards 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.


  • Applicants for the fellowship may be citizens of any country. 
  • They must be aged 40 or younger,
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited Ph.D. program at an African higher-education institution, and
  • Living on the continent.
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Application Process

Applicants must create an account to access the application. The guidelines are also available through the second link below.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: March 01, 2023.

For more information, visit the official site.

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