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
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application is now open. All applications must be received by September 7, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.
The online application is now closed. The next deadline for applications is January 9, 2019, 3:00 PM EST.
William T. Grant Scholars Program
The online application is now closed. The next deadline for applications is TBD.
Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. He tells Adam Gamoran, “As more and more behavioral-science-based experiments have come under intense scrutiny for difficulty with replication, it’s important to put the prominent phenomenon of growth mindset to its toughest test so far.”
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In these slides, Kim DuMont revisits the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant, shares lessons drawn from the first cycle of applications, and reviews important changes for the second year of the competition. Co-PI of the first Grant, Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, also discusses the process of developing a proposal and research agenda, the structures that can sustain a partnership, and how to tackle the challenge of institutional change.
Youth organizing efforts are opportunities for adults in key positions of leadership to hear, reflect on, and partner with youth to reduce inequity in schools for marginalized youth of color.
Measuring Research Use