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2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program
Jul 5 all-day

Just released, the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program Application Guide for early career researchers! The Guide details our research focus areas, as well as case examples, eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for Scholars awards.The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas.

The online application opens on April 23, and the deadline to submit an application is July 5, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.

 

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2018 William T. Grant Foundation Research Grants
Aug 1 all-day

Research Grants, deadline August 1, 3 pm EST

Since our founding in 1936, the William T. Grant Foundation has worked to further the understanding of human behavior through research. Today, we support high-quality research that is relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States.

These grants target researchers at all career stages for high-quality empirical projects that fit one of our two focus areas. Research grants are awarded three times each year and typically range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. See more information at http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants

 

Focus Areas:

Reducing Inequality:
In this focus area, we support research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status. We are interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.

Improving the Use of Research Evidence:
In this focus area, we support research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence reaches the hands of decision makers, responds to their needs, and is used in ways that benefit youth. We are particularly interested in research on improving the use of evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries

2019 Fulbright Grant – University of Zambia
Aug 1 all-day

Grant Details

GRANT ACTIVITY
Teach undergraduate courses. Provide tutorials, assist with student advising and contribute to curriculum development. Contribute to faculty mentoring and training. Give seminars, workshops and public lectures. Conduct research in area of specialization.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

GRANT LENGTH
10 months

GRANT DATES
October 2019

LOCATIONS
University of Zambia

FLEX OPTION
No

DISCIPLINE TYPE
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:

DISCIPLINES
Anthropology
Area Studies
Business Administration
Communications
Economics
Engineering
Information Sciences
Political Science
Public Administration

SPECIALIZATIONS
Accounting, small business management, financial economics, international finance, international relations, management, marketing, public administration, engineering, leadership and governance, economic and political anthropology or political science, elections, democracy and governance, corruption, education policy, gender issues and agriculture policy.


Application Requirements

INVITATION REQUIREMENT
A letter of invitation is strongly preferred
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
All teaching and research will be in English; additional language proficiency not required.

Applicant Profile

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
Scholars with a Ph.D., at least five years of postdoctoral university or college teaching experience and previous experience in Africa are preferred.


Additional Information

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Candidates are encouraged to correspond with the potential host department to determine if their discipline or specializations are of interest. Applicants should have well-developed research projects to which they can devote themselves in the event that university classes are suspended. A letter of invitation from the host institution, submitted as part of the application, is recommended but not required. Grant start dates may be subject to change depending on local conditions and the academic calendar at the host institution.