Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $15K - $30K USD FOR 1 OR 2 YRS
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jul 25, 2010
Sponsor's: Aug 01, 2010

Subject Areas: Family Relationships, Domestic Violence, Social Dominance, Conflict Theory, Social Change, Aggression

The foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence, aggression, and dominance in the modern world.Particular questions that interest the foundation concern violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, the socialization of children, intergroup conflict, interstate warfare, crime, family relationships, and investigations of the control of aggression and violence. Research with no useful 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.

The original proposal should contain the budget for the entire period of the project - not to exceed three years in any case - and requests for support in future years will be limited to the amount projected for that year. All awards, however, are for one-year terms initially. Further funding of projects tentatively approved for more than one year will require annual applications for continuation and will depend upon evidence of satisfactory progress and an account of expenditures during the previous year. Any substantial change in the distribution of funds within the budget of a grant awarded must be approved in advance by the foundation.

Application Details:

Applications must clearly specify that the funds requested will be administered through the institution. Any papers, books, articles, or other publications resulting from foundation-sponsored research should include a suitable acknowledgment, formally reflecting the foundation's contribution to the work. Copies of all such publications should be sent to the foundation.

Applications are received once a year and final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in December. Applicants will be informed promptly by letter of the Board's decision. Grants ordinarily commence on January 1, but later starting dates may be requested if the nature of the research makes this appropriate. Submit THREE copies of a typewritten application in English to The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, 25 West 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10019-5401. The deadline for receipt by the foundation is August 1. Incomplete or late applications will not be processed. Applications may not be submitted by fax. Please note: The forms must be either downloaded from the foundation website or requested from the foundation. (These forms are in Acrobat format). Send a copy of the application and a referee form to each of two referees selected by you, the applicant, and enter their names and addresses in the appropriate place on the title page. The referees may not be involved in the project directly. Request that the referees complete the forms and return them to the foundation. They are due August 15.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

PROGRAM OFFICER: (646) 428-0971
NEW YORK, New York, United States