Foundation / Corporation
William T. Grant Foundation
07/01/20 3:00 PM EST
Grants to USA, Canada, and International tax-exempt organizations for early-career research opportunities. Funding is intended for researchers at the beginning of their careers to carry out research in one of two focus areas while receiving mentoring and support.
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.
Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community.
Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas.
The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. Researchers interested in applying must select on focus area:
In this focus area, the Foundation supports studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.
Improving the Use of Research Evidence
In this focus area, the Foundation supports research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision-makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
For more information about the focus, areas see: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2020/02/2020-Guidelines-WTG-Scholars-Program.pdf#page=6.
GrantWatch ID#: 169550
Up to $350,000
Awards are distributed over 5 years. Awards begin July 1.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://easygrants.wtgrantfoundation.org/WTG/Implementation/Modules/Login/LoginModuleContent.aspx?Config=LoginModuleConfig&Page=Login
William T. Grant Foundation
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