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: 05/09/2014
Sponsor Deadline: 07/09/2014

Eligibility and Nomination Requirements

Only one application per major division (COS, BCHS, CSSH, etc.) per institution is allowed. If you are interested in applying, please contact Karen Drew (x4824) as early as possible.

In addition to the eligibility criteria below, deans and directors of those divisions should refer to the Selection Criteria on page 8 of 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 Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The program encourages Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas.

The Foundation funds research to inform programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Some studies may examine approaches that improve outcomes for all youth, but can reduce gaps if  applied to those who need them most. Others may identify programs, policies, and practices aimed at elevating the most disadvantaged young people. It also encourages descriptive studies meant to clarify the leverage points or mechanisms that should be addressed in future work. In addition, it is interested in studies that improve the measurement of inequality in ways that will enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers.