Awards & Honors: Guggenheim Research Grants

The Henry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals for its annual Research Grant Program that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. These proposals may come from any of the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.

This award is considered Prestigious by the National Research Council (NRC).

Deadline: August 1, 2017


  • Upper $80,000USD
  • Lower $15,000USD
  • The foundation ordinarily makes awards in the range of $15,000 to $40,000 a year for periods of one or two years.

Applicant Type

  • New Faculty/New Investigator
  • D./M.D./Other Professional

Selection Criteria

  • Questions that interest the foundation concern violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects.
  • Research with no relevance to understanding human problems will not be supported, nor will proposals to investigate urgent social problems where the foundation cannot be assured that useful, sound research can be done.
  • Priority will also be given to areas and methodologies not receiving adequate attention and support from other funding sources.


  • Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country.
  • While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant.
  • The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree.
  • Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors.


Applications are submitted online. The online application will be available beginning August 1st. Applicants will first create a login account and will then be able to access detailed guidelines and the online application. Applicants can also view the guidelines only, without logging in and without starting an application, through the second link below.


Please contact the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation at (646) 428-0971 or