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William T. Grant Foundation

Limited Submission Program (LSP): This funding opportunity and the Limited Submission Program (LSP) is open to all Texas A&M University faculty and principal investigators who meet the eligibility requirements. Texas A&M and The Texas A&M University System agencies jointly administer this process to select the proposal(s) that will be submitted to the sponsor in response to this solicitation.

Institutional Eligibility: Grants are made to organizations, not individuals. Grants are limited, without exception, to tax-exempt organizations.

PI Eligibility: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
•    Be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad.;
•    Submit a project that is consistent with the Foundation's Current Research Interests;
•    Address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, and policies or practices, affecting youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth; and
•    Have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. In many scholarly disciplines this translates to a maximum of seven years following the award of the doctoral degree and includes time spent as a post-doctoral fellow. In medicine, the seven-year maximum is dated from the completion of the first residency. The award may not be used as a post-doctoral fellowship.

The proposal will be prepared and submitted by Sponsored Research Services (SRS).

Proposal Limit: An institution may nominate more than one candidate for the William T. Grant Scholars Award.  However, only one applicant may be nominated from a major division of an institution each year (e.g., College of Arts and Sciences, Medical School, major division of a nonprofit institution).

Summary: The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those areas. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take such risks, so this award includes a mentoring component. Potential Scholars should have a promising track record of conducting high-quality research, but want to pursue a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers.

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. Every year, four to six William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.


April 16, 2014: Deadline for an email of intent including the title of the internal proposal and a one to three sentence description of the project.

Send email of intent to

April 18, 2014: Deadline to submit an internal proposal.

All proposals for the LSP must be submitted electronically using the e-proposal on-line application system.

Be prepared to upload your internal proposal. The sections will include a one-three page research plan summary, two-page bio-sketch and preliminary budget.

The e-proposal site is password protected. Texas A&M principal investigators may use their NetID and password to access the system. If you do not have a NetID, click HERE for help to activate your NetID. You will need your UIN and your date of birth.

If you have any questions, please contact: or 979.862.2233.

May 9, 2014: Target date for the notifications to PIs of the result of the internal competition.

July 9, 2014: Sponsor deadline for the full application.

Internal Selection Procedures:
Texas A&M has established a procedure to identify limited submission opportunities and internally select proposals for Texas A&M submissions.  Please contact us if you have any questions about the limited submission process.