The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
Each Scholar will receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research plans that stretch their skills and knowledge into new disciplines, content areas, or methods. As they commence their projects, they will build mentoring relationships with experts in areas pertinent to their development.
Use of Research Evidence
Research works in subtle ways to influence policy decisions and practice. Bill Penuel and Anna-Ruth Allen outline three approaches that can help identify the uptake of ideas from research in practice.
For the past six years, the Foundation has supported research to increase understanding of how research evidence is acquired, understood, and used, as well as the circumstances that shape its use in decision making. As we embark on the next phase of this initiative, we want to support studies of how to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. To that end, we are shifting our focus from understanding how and under what conditions research is used to understanding how to create those conditions.
Interview with the President
William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran spoke to the American Educational Research Association about our focus on identifying programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality among youth in the United States.