William T. Grant Scholars Program

The University of Pittsburgh is eligible to nominate ONE candidate per major academic division of the University (i.e. Medicine; Arts and Sciences), for the W. T. Grant Scholars Program. The 2016-2017 Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Faculty should be in their first level or rank of appointment and should have demonstrated their creativity and productivity in a small number of publications.

Priority areas for research are youth development; programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes; and strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. Any discipline is eligible, as long as the study focuses on young people age 5-25.

The official announcement, detailed eligibility information, and further guidelines for this opportunity may be found at the foundation’s website: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/Grants#apply-wtgrant-scholars

Because of the limit placed on the number of submissions (ONE per major academic division), and to also allow enough time for the internal review screening and selection process, and subsequent preparation of full proposals to be written, faculty interested in submitting a proposal should submit the following to the University’s internal competition portal, https://upitt.infoready4.com/ :

Please include: (1) a research plan summary (1-2 pages), (2) CV or Biosketch.

Applications that are submitted through the site are reviewed by the Vice Provost for Research. In cases where there are more applications received through the site than stipulated by the sponsor, an ad hoc committee is convened to make selection recommendations.

Faculty in the School of Medicine must submit their materials to Dr. Michelle Broido, Vice Chancellor for Biomedical Research, c/o Ms. Selena Crawford, sac32@pitt.edu

Questions regarding these funding opportunities or the internal competition process should be directed to Ryan Champagne: rkc12@pitt.edu or 412.624.7410

Pitt Internal Deadline: April 4, 2017
Foundation Deadline: July 6, 2017

Link to External Announcement