The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.
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Institutional Challenge Grant
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William T. Grant Scholars Program
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The frameworks and tools of behavioral science have significant potential to overcome persistent challenges regarding the measurement, tracking, and analysis of research evidence use.
Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. He tells Adam Gamoran, “As more and more behavioral-science-based experiments have come under intense scrutiny for difficulty with replication, it’s important to put the prominent phenomenon of growth mindset to its toughest test so far.”
Moving it Forward: The Power of Mentoring, and How Universities Can Confront Institutional Barriers Facing Junior Researchers of Color
In this guide, tailored for decision makers and administrators who have a hand in shaping the professional climate at universities, authors Vivian Louie and Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom foreground the need for collective responsibility in nurturing and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and, critically, provide specific strategies and directions for those who might leverage the weight of institutions to foster lasting change.