Young African Scholars Program
Young African Scholars Program

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.

The 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 35 or younger and must have been educated on the African continent and currently residing there.

Applications are due by December 15th.  All application materials must be submitted by the end of that day (midnight, EST) in order to be considered.

Applications should be no more than six pages and include the following:

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

The online application will be available beginning October 1st. Apply at:

HFG Young African Scholars
(Requires creation of a free account)

Or send application to:

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation
25 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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