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
The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 2, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.
William T. Grant Scholars Program
The online application will open on April 23. Updated application guidelines are available now.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application is now closed.
Improving achievement for English learners by strengthening educational policy and practice would contribute meaningfully to reducing inequality in the outcomes of young people in the United States.
In this webinar, Foundation president Adam Gamoran outlines lessons from the literature on academic tracking, which may yield new directions for research toward this end. Karen Thompson, of Oregon State University, and Ilana Umansky, of the University of Oregon, also provide insights from their own research on these topics, and Foundation program officer Vivian Louie discusses funding opportunities for researchers.
By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.
Are there ways state policies on foster care settings can reduce racial and ethnic disparities in youth outcomes?
Fred Wulczyn and Amy Dworsky are investigating how the outcomes of youth in congregate care settings vary by state, and whether and how this variability contributes to racial and ethnic differences in rates of youth running away from foster care.
Applying for Grants
This application guide details our focus areas, as well as the eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for the William T. Grant Scholars Program.