Supporting Research
to Improve the Lives of Young People

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

Research Grants and Distinguished Fellowships Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines for Research Grants and Distinguished Fellowships

Letters of inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation research grants and Distinguished Fellowships are due by 3:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015. After May, the next application deadline will be August 4, 2015.

Shadow of Wealth

Growing up in the Shadow of Wealth

By Candice Odgers

Former William T. Grant Scholar Candice Odgers describes findings from her recent study, which suggests that living among affluent neighbors predicts antisocial behavior among low-income boys.

Disparities in School Discipline

School Discipline and the Complex Face of Inequality in Education

By Russell Skiba

While the topic of race and inequality in the justice system has received increased attention, many similar dynamics also play out in our nation’s school discipline policies and practices.



Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

In the final report in our series focusing on areas where research may yield new responses to inequality, Margarita Alegría and colleagues outline disparities in mental health and mental health services for minority youth. Taking a developmental perspective, the authors explore four areas that may give rise to inequalities in mental health outcomes, highlight differential roles of specific barriers and protective factors, and, finally, provide an agenda for future research.