Funding Opportunities

William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows

The William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Program is designed to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved youth outcomes. To accomplish this goal, the program gives influential mid-career researchers the opportunity to immerse themselves in practice or policy settings and conversely gives influential practitioners and policymakers the opportunity to work in research settings.

The 2014 Distinguished Fellows Application Guide is now available. Letters of inquiry are now accepted three times per year, in winter, spring, and summer. The next deadline is May 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
  • Be influential mid-career practitioners, policymakers, or researchers (see the Application Guide for definitions of terms);
  • Submit a proposal that advances the William T. Grant Foundation's Current Research Interests; and
  • Propose one or two tax-exempt private and governmental organizations that are willing to "house" and mentor the Fellow.

Interested in Applying?

The Foundation uses an online application system for all our funding programs. Application instructions and required forms are available in the How to Apply section, which can be accessed by clicking below. Please note, all applicants should read the most recent William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows Application Guide before beginning any application.

FAQs and Recent Grantees

When preparing your documents, you may find it helpful to consult our FAQs document. We've also compiled brief descriptions of recently funded projects. If you have additional questions, please contact the grants coordinator at