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The William T. Grant Foundation's W.T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising scholars from diverse disciplines whose research focuses on the effects of contexts on youth development; improving the systems, organizations, and programs affecting young people; and adults' use of scientific evidence and their views of youth.  The Foundation focuses on young people ages 8-25 and is particularly interested in research that is interdisciplinary, examines young people in social, institutional, community, and cultural contexts, and addresses questions that advance both theory and practice.

Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity and intellectual rigor, are grounded in theory and sound scientific methods, and provide evidence for appropriate mentoring from senior investigators. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $300,000 distributed over a five-year period. Applicants should be pre-tenure (if in a tenure track position) or in a similar early career status if in a non-tenure track position. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants must be within seven years of receipt of the terminal degree at the time of application.

Since MU may submit a limited number of applications, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, 203 Jesse Hall, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2005.  Letters of intent should be limited to two pages and should briefly outline the candidate's five-year research plan, summarize the theory and scientific methods upon which the work will be based, and identify of at least one mentor who will offer availability and assistance to the researcher.

Amount: $300,000 distributed over a five-year period.  Awards are made to the applicant's institution, providing support of $60,000 per year.
Campus Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005
NSF Deadlines: Applications due: July 1, 2005

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in humanities and social science disciplines.  If there are others who may be interested, please forward to them.


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