William T. Grant Scholars Program for Research on Youth Settings - nomination letter

Sponsor Deadline: 

Jul 7, 2021

Internal Deadline: 

May 12, 2021

Letter of Intent Deadline: 

Jun 16, 2021


William T. Grant Foundation

UI Contact: 

William  T. Grant Scholars Program for Research on Youth Settings
2021 Application Guidelines   http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2021/02/2021-Scholars-Application-Guidelines.pdf  

William T. Grant Scholars Program allows one nomination per college.

NOTE:  Interested applicants in the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Graduate College, College of Nursing, College of Public Health, College of Law, College of Medicine,  etc. must contact their collegiate Associate Dean for Research or Dean regarding their application as soon as possible, on or before May 12, 2021.
This is to ensure only one nomination is put forth per college to the William  T. Grant Scholars Program competition.

Please see the 2021 Application Guidelines for details:  http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2021/02/2021-Scholars-Application-Guidelines.pdf  
The online application opens April 30, 2021.
Internal deadline to applicant's UIowa College May 12, 2021
The mentor and reference letter deadline is June 16, 2021 by 3:00 PM EST. 
The deadline for full proposals is July 7, 2021 by 3:00 PM EST.

UIowa applicants can contact Cheryl Ridgeway  cheryl-a-ridgeway@uiowa.edu  in the OVPR if they have questions.

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 researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.
Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas:

  • Reducing Inequality - supports studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.
  • Improving the Use of Research Evidence - supports research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. The foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.