Internal Due Date: Past Due
Foundation Due Date: Due early July annually
Number of Applications: 1 per School or College
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 submit five-year research plans that should 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.
Current Research Interests
The Foundation is focused on youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. It funds research that increases understanding of:
The Foundation seeks research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in these two areas. They intend for the research they support to inform change. While they do not expect that any one study will create that change, the research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people.
Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences,
Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year. Eligibility criteria include:
Submission Limitations: Emory University may nominate only one applicant from each major division of the institution (e.g., Emory College, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, etc).
Internal Competition Guidelines: Interested applicants must submit an abstract of their proposed projects (not to exceed 2 pages) and an NIH-style biosketch to Trish Haugaard via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by no later than the internal deadline above for consideration. [It is very helpful if the abstract and biosketch can be combined into a single PDF with the abstract first.] Please put William T Grant – Candidate Name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please note that written reviews or summary statements from the internal review and selection process will not be available.