Research Development

William T. Grant Foundation

We are pleased to announce the launch of the William T. Grant Scholars Program limited submission funding opportunity call for letters of intent.

Brief Overview: William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. Each year, four to six Scholars are selected and each receives exactly $350,000, distributed over five years.

Internal Submission Deadline:  Monday March 27, 2023
External Submission Deadline: July 5, 2023

Applicants should have a track record of conducting high-quality research and an interest in pursuing a significant shift in their trajectories as researchers. We recognize that early-career researchers are rarely given incentives or support to take measured risks in their work, so this award includes a mentoring component, as well as a supportive academic community.

Awards are based on applicants’ potential to become influential researchers, as well as their plans to expand their expertise in new and significant ways. The application should make a cohesive argument for how the applicant will expand his or her expertise. The research plan should evolve in conjunction with the development of new expertise, and the mentoring plan should describe how the proposed mentors will support applicants in acquiring that expertise. Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in the Foundation’s focus areas.

The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. We pursue this mission by supporting research within two focus areas. Researchers interested in applying for a William T. Grant Scholars Award must select one focus area (see below).

Pinn Scholars

Named in honor of the extraordinary career of Dr. Vivian Pinn, a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the inaugural director of the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, the Pinn Scholars Program seeks to recognize and reward research faculty whose scientific expertise and productivity, mentorship, and service have resulted in significant contributions to the School of Medicine and greater research community. Up to three scholars will be chosen each year.  Scholars will receive funds to elevate their science and will participate in an annual symposium.

Funding and Awards

UVA Cancer Center - American Cancer Society Institutional Award program

The ACS has awarded the Cancer Center an Institutional Research Award, whose objective is to support the development of newly independent investigators to conduct cancer research including basic, translational, psychosocial, and behavioral research, and cancer care in the economically disadvantaged.

Private funding sources

Commonwealth of Virginia funding sources

Federal funding sources