W.T. Grant Scholars Program
FAS Expressions of Interest due April 25 2018
FAS Expression of Interest Deadline: April 25, 2018
Sponsor Deadline (if nominated): July 5, 2018
Award Amount: $350,000 distributed over five years
Target Applicants: Tenure-track faculty who received their terminal degree in 2011 or later
The W.T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding in one of two focus areas:
  • Programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and
  • Strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
The foundation seeks research that builds stronger theory and empirical evidence in these two areas. While it is not expected that any one study will create that change, the research should contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people.
The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand junior researchers' expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Scholars Program applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. Proposed research plans must address questions of policy and practice that are relevant to the Foundation's focus areas.
This is a limited submission opportunity and Harvard may put forward only one nominee from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. To determine if an internal competition is required, FAS faculty who wish to apply for this opportunity should send a brief expression of interest via email to Erin Hale at erin_hale@fas.harvard.edu no later than April 25, 2018.

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