HFG Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for Phd Students Worldwide 2021

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation invites applications for the HFG Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for PhD students worldwide in 2021.

The foundation was established by Harry Guggenheim to sponsor scholarly research on problems of violence, aggression, and dominance.

The foundation places a priority on the study of social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems, providing both research grants to established scholars and dissertations fellowships to graduate students during the dissertation-writing year.

In addition to the foundation’s program of support for postdoctoral research, ten or more
dissertation fellowships are awarded each year to graduate students who would complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year

Worth of award

$20,000, intended to contribute to the support of the doctoral candidate to enable him or her to complete the thesis in a timely manner and are only appropriate for students approaching the final year of their PhD work.


  • These grants are made to PhD. candidates who are entering the dissertation stage of graduate school. Usually, this means that fieldwork or other research is complete and writing has begun.
  • If analysis and writing are not far enough along for an applicant to be confident of completing the dissertation within the year, he or she should not apply, as the application will probably not be competitive with those that comply with this timetable.
  • In some disciplines, particularly experimental fields, research and writing can reasonably be expected to be completed within the same year, and in those cases it is appropriate to apply.
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How to apply

Applications are submitted online.

Deadline: The deadline for submission is February 1(midnight, EST). Late applications will not be considered.


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