LIMITED SUBMISSION: William T. Grant Scholars Program
Materials due to Jeff Meserve (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 2, 2010 @ noon.
Program Description: The Scholars Program is a professional development program for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, or health sciences. The program differs from traditional research grants in that it supports career development. The Scholars Program is particularly excited about applicants who already have a promising track record, but seek a qualitative shift in their trajectory as researchers. They encourage Scholars to be ambitious in their research endeavors by tackling 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.
Applicants identify areas in which they seek to expand their expertise, and proposal five-year research plans to develop it. We recognize that early-career researchers often have few supports and incentives to take measured risks with their work, and they view mentors as providing important assistance. They therefore also ask applicants to create mentoring plans that will aid them in acquiring new expertise and producing stronger work.