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 for research grants is now open, and updated application guidelines are now available. All letters of inquiry must be received by May 3, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST.
William T. Grant Scholars
The online application opens on April 24, 2017. Updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application opens on June 15, 2017. Updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by September 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.
Foundation News and Events
On May 2, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont will host a webinar to discuss the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant program, outline selection criteria, and provide examples of the types of work we hope to see in proposals.
Applying for Research Grants
We have made it a priority to support research on reducing inequality among young people in the United States. A key area for progress is in the policies, programs and practices to reduce unequal opportunities and outcomes for English learners (ELs).
William T. Grant Scholar Joanna Williams writes, “When I reflect now on how my academic work matters, and will matter, for the real world, I remind myself that by bringing racial justice to the work I’m already doing, I can make it matter.”
The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
Institutional change is an ambitious goal, but we believe this is what is needed to build sustained partnerships that produce and use relevant research in impactful ways.