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

Research Grants

The online application for research grants is now open, and updated application guidelines are now available. All letters of inquiry must be received by May 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars

The online application opens on April 24, 2017. Updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application opens on June 15, 2017. Updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by September 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates

Foundation News and Events

Upcoming Webinar: Apply for the Institutional Challenge Grant

On May 2, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont will host a webinar to discuss the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant program, outline selection criteria, and provide examples of the types of work we hope to see in proposals.

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Applying for Research Grants

Reducing Inequality for English Learners: Research Questions for the Field

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).

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Featured Grantee

Yes, Your Research Can Matter in the Real World

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.”

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