OSP FO# 13-014

AGENCY: William T. Grant Foundation

PROGRAM: William T. Grant Scholars Program

OBJECTIVES: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines, who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise.

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.

Please see the link to the program announcement below for further details.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. Major divisions (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School) of an institution may nominate only one applicant each year.

Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application (this is calculated 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 award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.

BU Internal Deadline: May 27, 2013
Full Proposal Deadline: July 8, 2013

FUNDING INFORMATION: Award recipients are designated William T. Grant Scholars. Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000, distributed over five years. Awards begin July 1 and are made to the applicant’s institution. The award must not replace the institution’s current support of the applicant’s research.

William T. Grant Foundation
570 Lexington Avenue, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10022-6837
Telephone: 212-752-0071
Fax: 212-752-1398
E-mail: info@wtgrantfdn.org
Web: http://www.wtgrantfdn.org/funding_opportunities/fellowships/william_t__grant_scholars

INTERNAL REVIEW PROCESS: Each major division of the institution is permitted to nominate one individual. Faculty wishing to be considered for nomination should forward: (1) a letter of recommendation from the appropriate Department Chair or Research Mentor, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a brief description of your research to India Adams in the Office of Sponsored Programs, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215. Nomination material will be collected and forwarded to the Office of the Vice President for Research for final selection. All nomination material should be received by Monday, May 27, 2013.

REMARKS: Applications must be submitted online via the agency’s website at www.wtgrantfoundation.org. All documents must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. EST on July 8, 2013.

Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the web site listed above or from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP website at http://www.bu.edu/osp.