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William T. Grant Foundation
Scholars Program
FAS Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 6, 2015 by 5:00PM
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) Deadline: July 1, 2015
W.T. Grant Full Proposal Deadline: July 8, 2015
Award Amount: $350,000 over five years
Eligible Disciplines: Economics, Education, Health Sciences, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences in 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 foster their growth in those areas.  The foundation is focused on youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States and funds research that increases our understanding of:
  • programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes and
  • the use of research evidence in policy and practice.  

Applicants must have received their terminal degree on or after July 8, 2008 and be employed in a tenure-track position.  If awarded this grant, at least half of the Scholar's paid time must be spent conducting research. 


This is a limited submission opportunity and only one nomination may be put forward to the foundation from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.  For a synopsis of the program and information on the FAS internal selection process, see here.

Questions about this opportunity or the internal selection process may be directed to Erin Cromack (, 617-496-5252) or Susan Gomes (, 617-496-9448).

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