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. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 2, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.

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Youth Service Improvement Grants

The next deadline for applications is March 8, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application will open on April 23. Updated application guidelines are available now.

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Featured Updates

Reducing Inequality

Register Now: Webinar on Research Directions for Engaging English Learners with Rigorous Academic Content

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. Join us for a webinar on March 5th, 12:00 PM EST as 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, will also provide insights from their own research on these topics, and Foundation program officer Vivian Louie will discuss our funding opportunities for researchers.

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Featured Grantee

Can a Coordinated Knowledge System Improve the Use of Research Evidence in School-Based Mental Health Settings?

Bruce Chorpita and Kimberly Becker are investigating not only whether a coordinated knowledge system produces greater use of evidence, but also why such a system works, and for whom it works best.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

Announcing the 2018 Institutional Challenge Grant Finalists

Launched in March of 2017, the Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build long-term research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. This year’s program was very competitive, with three finalists selected from a pool of 41 applications after a rigorous review by Foundation staff and a selection committee.

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