Office of Grant Writing & Publications.

William T. Grant Scholars Program

Office of Grant Writing & Publications

202 Jesse Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

573 882-9500 phone
573 884-8371 fax

Limited Submission Announcement

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early career researchers in the social, behavioral, or health sciences addressing the needs of youth. The award is intended to facilitate the professional development of early career scholars who have some demonstrated success in conducting high quality research and are seeking to further develop their skills and research program. Studies from these Scholars contribute to theory and policy/practice for improving the everyday settings of youth, ages 8-25, in the United States.

The Foundation supports research that enhances understanding of: 1) how settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and 2) when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how its use can be improved.

The award is designed for early career researchers. Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. In many scholarly disciplines this translates to a maximum of seven years following the award of the doctoral degree and includes time spent as a post-doctoral fellow. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency. The award may not be used as a postdoctoral fellowship. Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions at nonprofit institutions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university.

Because MU is limited to one application per division for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, June 4, 2010. Letters of intent should include a 2-page biographical sketch of the candidate and a 2-page project summary, including 1) the candidate's objectives and long-term career plans, 2) a summary of the career enhancement plan including a timeline, 3) a brief description of the proposed research project, 4) the accomplishments of the mentor in relation to youth research, and 5) the college or school from which the proposal will be submitted.


$350,000 distributed over five years.

Campus Deadline for Letter of Intent:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2010

External Proposal Deadlines:

July 7, 2010


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