William T. Grant Foundation Distinguished Fellows Program

Posted by William T. Grant Foundation Seeks LOIs for Distinguished Fellows Program on February 9, 2015

William T. Grant Foundation Seeks LOIs for Distinguished Fellows Program

The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2015 Distinguished Fellows program, an annual program designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research to improve the lives of youth.

During the fellowship, researchers immerse themselves in policy or practice settings, while policy makers and practitioners work in research settings. Research projects must be focused on youth between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States and aim to increase understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

Through the program, fellowships of up to $175,000 will be awarded to allow mid-career policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to work in settings that are outside their traditional roles. Fellowships may range between six months and two years and must amount to a minimum of a half year at the fellowship site(s) over the duration of the project.

The foundation also will provide small grants of up to $25,000 to the fellowship site(s) to defray the costs associated with hosting a fellow.

Mid-career policy makers, practitioners, and researchers who are influential within their setting and significantly able to affect attitudes and practices of others working in similar roles and settings are eligible. Support is restricted to researchers seeking to work in policy or practice settings, and policy makers and practitioners seeking to work in research settings.

LOIs must be received no later than May 5, 2015. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application.

See the Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, an FAQ, and application instructions.



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