The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation - uzávěrka 1. srpna
The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation places a priority on the study of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world and also encourages related research projects in neuroscience, genetics, animal behavior, the social sciences, history, criminology, and the humanities which illuminate modern human problems. The Foundation provides both research grants to established scholars and dissertation fellowships to graduate students to complete the writing of a dissertation within the award year.
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 and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world.
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.
There is nothing "deterministic" about biological--or even genetic--explanations for violence, since biology is always affected by experience and context, including prenatal experience. There is no evidence for biological differences between races on measures of aggressiveness, and biologists studying aggression are examining structures and processes shared by all humans. We need to know more about how brain systems involved with aggression develop at critical periods in infancy and childhood, as well as more about the phenomenon of permanent neurological changes after long-term victimization, which has implications for victims of child abuse as well as those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Neuroscientists are now engaged in relating the many brain areas and functions involved in the range of complex behaviors we call "aggression," and will someday be able to suggest therapies for particular problems which contribute to violent behavior in some people.
The Research Grant
Most awards fall within the range of $15,000 to $40,000 per year for periods of one or two years. Applications for larger amounts and longer durations must be very strongly justified. The foundation awards research grants to individuals (or a few principal investigators at most) for individual projects and does not award grants to institutions for institutional programs. Individuals who receive research grants may be subject to taxation on the funds awarded.
New applications must be submitted by August 1, for a decision in December.Final decisions are made by the Board of Directors at its meeting in December. Applicants will be informed promptly by email as well as 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.
Education and Citizenship
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.
vložila: Darina Koubínová