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Tuesday, May 3, 2011


William T. Grant Foundation - Scholars Program (for Early-Career Researchers)

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.

Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.
The 2011-12 Scholars Brochure is now available. The deadline for applications 2011-2012 cycle is July 6, 2011. Awards will be announced in March 2012.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
  • Be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad. In most instances, these organizations will have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, set up to receive and process grant awards. However, in rare cases, colleges or universities (such as Arizona State University) will not have 501(c)(3) tax exemption. If your institution fits into this category, we can instead accept an IRS determination letter which states that it is classified as a school under sections 509a1 and 170b1Aii of the IRS Code;
  • Submit a project that is consistent with the Foundation's Current Research Interests;
  • Address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, and policies or practices, affecting the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth; and
  • Have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. In many scholarly disciplines this translates to a maximum of seven years following the award of the doctoral degree and includes time spent as a post-doctoral fellow. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency. Please note, those applying in 2011 must have received their terminal degree in 2004 or later. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.
Please follow the instructions outlined here when preparing your Scholars application. All applications must be submitted via our online application system.

All applicants are advised to read the following BEFORE preparing their proposal.
  1. William T. Grant Scholars Program Brochure 2011-2012
  2. Current Research Interests
  3. Annual Report essays on Setting Theory and Measurement, Measuring Social Settings, and Studying the Use of Research Evidence
  4. Examples of Recent Successful Proposals
  5. Guidance for Nominating Institutions
  1. Use the Login link at the top of any page to go to our online application system.
  2. Scholars applications require three forms, which you will be prompted to upload by the system. Please note these forms are being updated and will be available on April 18.

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