The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
The online application is now closed. It will reopen in early June for letters of inquiry due on August 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST. 2017 Application guidelines are now available.
William T. Grant Scholars
The online application is now open. 2017 application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application opens on June 15, 2017. 2017 application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by September 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.
Resources for Researchers
The second issue of the William T. Grant Foundation Digest features writing on research rigor and relevance, as well as the potential for a new research agenda for improving the outcomes of English learners under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Applying for Grants
On May 2, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont hosted a webinar to discuss the goals of the program, as well as outline selection criteria and provide examples of the types of work we hope to see in proposals. We’ve made the slides available for download, and we’ve posted two videos from the webinar on our blog.
Applying for Grants
We have made it a priority to support research on reducing inequality among young people in the United States. A key area for progress is in the policies, programs and practices to reduce unequal opportunities and outcomes for English learners (ELs).
William T. Grant Scholar Joanna Williams writes, “When I reflect now on how my academic work matters, and will matter, for the real world, I remind myself that by bringing racial justice to the work I’m already doing, I can make it matter.”
The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
Institutional change is an ambitious goal, but we believe this is what is needed to build sustained partnerships that produce and use relevant research in impactful ways.