|William T. Grant Scholars Program|
|OSP Deadline||07/02/13 by 8:30 a.m. CST|
|Funding Agency Deadline||07/08/13 by 3:00 p.m. EST|
|Funding or Award Criteria||
Program Description: The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. The goal of the program is to support the development of Scholars as they expand their skills and conduct high-quality research with mentoring from senior colleagues.
We encourage Scholars to be ambitious in their research by tackling 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 require them to gain new skills in those areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Applicants create mentoring plans—identifying appropriate senior colleagues in the area of proposed development—to aid in acquiring new expertise and producing stronger work.
Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high quality research, but want to pursue a qualitative shift in their trajectories as researchers. Successful Scholars have designed plans that enriched their work and the strength and relevance of their findings. A quantitative researcher gained skills in qualitative work and began using a mixedmethods approach. And, a sociologist with expertise in community-based organizations learned about youth development in order to study how such organizations serve children and adolescents.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
Proposed research plans must fit the Foundation’s research interests. We currently support research to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. Specifically, we fund studies that enhance understanding of:
SELECTED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Please see the solicitation for complete information.
|Number of Nominees Allowed||One (1) proposal from each major division (College, School)|
|Required Internal Review Documents||
NON-STANDARD: Deans, Associate Deans or their Designee should screen all internal candidates and select the sole nominee to move forward from their division to the application stage. The VPR's office will not be involved in the selection process.
Please send the candidate’s information to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP) via email@example.com no later than July 1, 2013. The nominee’s information will be posted on the limited sumbmission website. If a nominee’s information does not appear on the website, OSP will not submit an application to ensure that an individual not selected by their college/school does not proceed. OSP will seek verification from the Dean/Associate Dean for Research in such an instance.
|Nominee(s) Selected to Advance||Dr. David Yeager, College of Liberal Arts|