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 open. 2017 Application guidelines are now available. Letters of inquiry are due on August 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars

The online application is now open. 2017 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. 2017 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

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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Insight and Analysis

Tales from the Policy Front: Maximizing the Use of Research Among Policymakers and Practitioners

By Robert Kim

Having been a part of both the research and policy communities, I can say with even greater confidence that, while the daily activities and priorities of education researchers and policymakers or practitioners may be different, their ultimate goals are remarkably similar.

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Use of Research Evidence

To Influence Policy, Link Arms, Step Up, and Leverage Opportunities

By Karen Pittman

Working collectively requires more than just cooperation. It requires a commitment to building a shared approach to research dissemination may require infrastructure investments to formalize and resources important connection points.

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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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