College of Liberal Arts

William T Grant Scholars Program

Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

Sponsor: William T. Grant Foundation
Program:  William T. Grant Scholars Program
The complete solicitation is here:
Please submit the following to Jeff Meserve ( by noon on Wednesday, June 22, 2011:
1.      Two page maximum lay abstract describing the aims of/needs for the proposed research project.
2.      The biosketch/CV of the UT PI
3.      (Recommended) Short endorsement from departmental chair
The Scholars Program is a professional development program for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, or health sciences. The program differs from traditional research grants in that it supports career development. We are particularly excited about applicants who already have a promising track record, but seek a qualitative shift in their trajectory as researchers. We encourage Scholars to be ambitious in their research endeavors by tackling important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth and to do so with an expanded array of expertise that includes different methods, disciplinary perspectives, and content knowledge. Applicants identify areas in which they seek to expand their expertise, and propose five-year research plans to develop it. We recognize that early-career researchers often have few supports and incentives to take measured risks with their work, and we view mentors as providing important assistance. We therefore also ask applicants to create mentoring plans that will aid them in acquiring new expertise and producing stronger work.
Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. We calculate this by adding seven years to the date the doctoral degree was conferred. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency.
Applicants must be employed in career-ladder positions at nonprofit institutions. For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university.
The complete solicitation is here:

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