Who is eligible for the William T. Grants Scholars Program?
Investigators at all nonprofit institutions, both in the United States and abroad, are eligible. Applicants must be within seven years of receiving their doctoral degrees or completion of their first medical residencies. Applicants must be nominated by their institutions.
May I apply if I already have a career development award?
Applicants can apply for the Scholars’ award if they already have a career development award (e.g., K-awards). The Scholars’ award must add significant value beyond what is supported by the other career development award.
What is meant by career-ladder position?
For many applicants, this means holding a tenure-track position in a university. Applicants in other types of organizations should have a clear trajectory for advancement in a research career. The organization must be fiscally responsible for the applicant’s position.
May doctoral students apply? How about postdoctoral fellows?
This award is not intended for students or post-doctoral fellows.
May an institution nominate more than one candidate for the Scholars’ Award?
An institution may nominate more than one candidate, but only one applicant may be nominated from a major division of an institution each year (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School).
Who should submit the nominating statement?
The chairperson of the nominating college or division is responsible for submitting the nominating statement. The nominating person is usually the dean.