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The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The Foundation is the only organization of its kind focused solely on the study and amerloration of violence. It awards research grants to support distinguished and emerging scholars studying urgent matters of violence around the world. It likewise conducts and commissions original research and publishes research and policy reports. The Foundation hosts conferences, research seminars, and public conversations on topics of violence, often in collaboration with peers in academia, philanthropy, and civil society.


The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation examines enduring and urgent problems of violence, such as war, crime, and human aggression. Through basic and applied research, the Foundation aims to understand the causes, manifestation, and control of violence, to spread this knowledge to inform policy, practice, and public discourse and to advance scholarship.

Geographic Focus

United States; World

Programme Areas

The Foundation conducts programs to support violence research, including its Distinguished Scholars, Emerging Scholars, African Fellows, Distinguished Fellow of Practice, Pembroke Research Fellow at Cambridge, the Salzburg Global Seminar’s Global Innovations on Youth Violence, Safety and Justice initiative, a Violent Crime Working Group at the Council on Criminal Justice, a National Gun Violence Research Collaborative at the RAND Corporation, an annual Sympoisium on Crime in America, research and policy reports, online articles, and speakers series.

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