Youth Purpose Research Awards
The Stanford Center on Adolescence is excited to open our 2009 Youth Purpose Awards Program. In our 2nd year (2008) we received over 40 applications for four awards. We will be granting up to four awards again this round. The awards are available to scholars in all disciplines. Because you are familiar with the Center, you may know of eligible doctoral students, postdocs, or early-career colleagues in related fields who would be interested in applying. We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about this funding (up to $10,000) to study youth purpose. A flyer is attached; the text of the flyer in simplified format has also been pasted below.
Additional information is on our web page: http://coaawards.stanford.edu
William T. Grant Foundation
The William T. Grant Foundation has a longstanding interest in supporting research that can inform policy and practice. Our particular focus is on policies and practices that affect youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. In this area, there are significant gaps between research and policy, and between research and practice. Applicants should submit letters of inquiry by May 12, 2009. Selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals, which will be due by October 6, 2009. Funding decisions will be made at the Board of Trustees meeting in June 2010, and awards will be made available shortly thereafter. More information is available at http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/.
Spencer Dissertation Fellowship:
The Spencer Foundation would like to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2010 Spencer Dissertation Fellowship for Research Related to Education, and would like to ask for your help in bringing it to the attention of others. As you may know, approximately 30 Fellowships of $25,000 are awarded each year by the Spencer Foundation to support doctoral candidates in a variety of fields whose dissertations promise to contribute fresh perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of education.
Please note that although the dissertation topic must concern education, graduate study may be in any academic discipline. In addition, although applicants must be candidates for a doctoral degree at a graduate school in the United States, they need not be citizens of the United States.
Past applicants tell us they learned about this fellowship from people like you. Thus, we would appreciate it if you would forward this email to any qualified graduate student(s) you might know and/or to any office which might publicize the fellowship to likely candidates. Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, October 21, 2009. Please visit our website http://www.spencer.org/programs/fellows/dissertation.htm for more information about the Fellowship as well as to apply online and find the full announcement here.
Society for Research in Child Development, Millennium Scholars Program
The Frances Degen Horowitz Millennium Scholars Program was developed as a vehicle to encourage and support undergraduates from underrepresented groups to pursue graduate work in child development and other related disciplines. To that end, the program provides educational and professional development for these undergraduate students, giving them a launching point for a career in the field of child development.
Applications are sought for Scholars, Junior Mentors, and Senior Mentors. Learn more about the Program on the website, here: http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=128&Itemid=214
Research Scholarships for PhD candidates in the Sociology Department, National University of Singapore
Research Scholarships are available for PhD candidates interested in completing research in the Sociology Department at the National University of Singapore. Two research scholarships are targeted specifically for applicants who have basic knowledge and skills of quantitative research in family, children and youth, social inequality, demography, or social changes in China. Please see information about the research programme and scholarships in the departmental website. http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/soc/ See full announcement here.
Through a generous grant from the Fred H. Bixby Foundation, the Population Council has created the Bixby Fellowship Program to expand opportunities for recently trained population specialists and biomedical researchers. These fellowships allows citizens of developing countries to work with experienced mentors in the Council's international network of offices. Fellows work on projects in one of three program areas: Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Poverty, Gender and Youth. A description of the program and details about application procedures are available on the Council's website at www.popcouncil.org/slr/Bixby/Bixby_home.html. .