Sponsor:  William T. Grant Foundation

Sponsor Program Solicitation: William T. Grant Scholars Program
Funding Amount: $70,000 per year amounting to $350,000 total
Duration: 5 years

Status of this Limited Submission Opportunity



NU Pre-Proposal Deadline: 05/08/2015
Sponsor Deadline: 07/08/2015

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

This opportunity is still open. Only one application per major division (BCHS, CSSH, CAMD, etc.) per institution is allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as soon as possible.

In addition to the eligibility criteria below, deans and directors of those divisions should refer to the Selection Criteria detailed in the program announcement to aid them in choosing their nominees.

  • Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. This is calculated by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred.
  • Applicants of any discipline are eligible

Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.

Four to six Scholars will be named by the Foundation.


Funding Areas

The William T. Grant Foundation supports research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States.The Foundation funds studies that enhance our understanding of: (1) how settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and (2) when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

The Scholars Program supports the professional development of early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The goal is to help Scholars tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth and to do so with an expanded array of expertise that includes different methods, disciplinary perspectives, and content knowledge. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a qualitative shift in their trajectory as researchers. The Foundation recognizes that early-career researchers often have few supports and incentives to take measured risks. So, applicants are asked to identify areas in which they want to develop their capabilities and propose five-year research and mentoring plans to facilitate that expansion. Projects should be consistent with the Foundation’s “Current Research Interests.”