Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation is taking applications for the HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards in the United States in 2021.
The Foundation is receiving proposals from any of the social and natural sciences and aligned fields that promise to improve comprehension of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and belligerence. The topmost priority is afforded to research that tackles urgent, present-day issues of violence—what produces it, how it functions, and what prevents or alleviates it.
The Foundation is concerned with violence linked to many subjects, comprising, 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
The Foundation backs research that explores the basic mechanisms in the creation of violence, but priority is afforded to proposals that make a convincing case for the significance of potential findings for policies aimed at reducing these ills. Likewise, historical research is deliberated to the extent that it is applicable to a present situation of violence. Analyses of the effects of violence are welcome as long as a strong case is made that these outcomes may serve, in turn, as grounds for future violence.
Worth of HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards
- Majority of awards fall within the span of $15,000 to $45,000 per year for length of one or two years.
- Applications for greater amounts and longer length will be given consideration but have to be strongly justified.
- The awards are granted to persons (or sometimes two or, hardly, three principal investigators) for particular projects, not general research support. They are not granted to institutions for institutional programs.
- Be aware that persons who obtain research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds granted.
Eligibility for HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards
So as to be qualified for the HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards,
- candidates may be citizens of any nation.
- no official degree criteria are required for the award even though almost all beneficiary of these awards have a Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or equivalent degree.
- the HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards may not be utilised to support research undertaken as part of the conditions for a graduate degree.
- candidates are not required to be linked with an institution of higher learning, although most of them are college or university professors.
How to Apply for HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards
- Applicants for the Harry Frank Guggenheim Distinguished Scholar Award may submit applications online yearly between May 1 and August 1.
- Candidates are required to create an account to access the application and guidelines.
Applications have to be handed in by August 1, for a decision in December. Final verdicts are made by the Board of Directors at its gathering in December. Candidates will be notified immediately by email of the Board’s decision. Awards normally start on January 1, but later commencement dates may be asked for if the nature of the research deems this appropriate.
HFG Distinguished Scholar Awards are awarded to persons for particular projects. However, a recipient may choose to have these funds managed through a host institution for reasons of ease or necessity. If a recipient so directs, the award will be managed and accounted for by the institution on behalf of the recipient in line with the budget prepared by the beneficiary and included with the application (liable to revisions approved by the Foundation). Please read the section labelled “Individual vs. Institutional Applications” in the Application Guideline for specific details.
Irrespective of whether the award funds are remitted to the recipient directly or paid to an institution on behalf of the recipient, the recipient may be liable for taxes on funds granted, depending on tax status, locality, timing, nature of the award, etc. Candidates must consult their own tax advisors to determine the tax consequences of abtaining a Distinguished Scholar Award.
Applications have to be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.
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