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The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early career researchers from diverse disciplines 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.

Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development; are grounded in theory and sound research methods; and provide evidence for appropriate mentoring from senior investigators. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

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.

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 15, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to a three-page summary of the proposed research project and a two-page biosketch of the PI. The three-page summary should include the following: 1) brief overview of the career development plan, 2) overview of the proposed research, and 3) names and departmental affiliations of the mentor and those from whom letters of reference will be sought


$350,000 distributed over five years

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, June 15, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

July 11, 2007

URL for more information:

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in education and social science disciplines. Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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