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.
Upcoming Funding Opportunities
The online application is now open. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is August 1, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is September 6, 2019, at 3:00PM EST.
William T. Grant Scholars Program
The online application is now closed. The next application deadline is T.B.D.
When well executed, research-practice partnerships can be powerful mechanisms for producing relevant and useful knowledge and facilitating its integration into policy and practice to improve youth outcomes. But without taking intentional steps to avoid common hurdles, it’s likely that many partnerships will fail to fulfill this potential.
Video & Slides
In April 2019, the Foundation held a webinar, hosted by Institutional Challenge Grant selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants of the program might focus proposals for institutional change. In the course of the broadcast, we also covered the program’s goals, described the application process, and provided an opportunity for questions and answers.
Featured Work: Reducing Inequality
Photovoice provides a platform for members of communities to share their narratives and articulate the assets and needs of their neighborhoods. This method can enable youth to promote critical conversations and move their neighbors toward collective identification of problems and solutions.
“Overall, the Institutional Challenge Grant, and, more broadly, our partnership with Cornell, supports our ability to be a conduit for researchers to create relationships with community partners in order to increase the level of service and strengthen the community as a whole.”