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 is now closed. Check back in November for 2018 deadlines.

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Youth Service Improvement Grants

The online application will open during the week of July 17. Updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by September 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. 2017 application guidelines are now available. All applications are due by September 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates

Resources for Researchers

Read the William T. Grant Foundation Digest, Issue 2

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.

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Staff Writing

Research-Practice Partnerships: Building Two-Way Streets of Engagement

In this new paper, published in SRCD’s Social Policy Report, Vivian Tseng, John Q. Easton, and Lauren Supplee discuss how research-practice partnerships challenge researchers and practitioners to work together in new ways in order to improve education and human services, and ultimately to enhance child and youth outcomes.

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Use of Research Evidence

Fostering Research Use in School Districts Through External Partnerships

By Caitlin Farrell and Cynthia Coburn

When and under what conditions can a district central office learn from external partners for their improvement efforts?

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Institutional Challenge Grant

A Webinar and Resources for Applicants to the Institutional Challenge Grant Program

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.

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