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

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.

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Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for applications is T.B.D.

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Featured Updates

APPLYING FOR GRANTS

2020 Application Guidelines Now Available

Just published, the 2020 application guidelines for research grants on reducing inequality and research grants on improving the use of research evidence provide details about eligibility, selection criteria, and application requirements, as well as tips from our program officers and summaries of recent awards.
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Featured Work

How School Finance Research Can Sharpen the Debate, Strengthen Policy, and Improve Student Outcomes

New research has the potential not only to shape the school finance debate in years ahead, but improve policies and ultimately reduce inequalities in student opportunities and outcomes.

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For Applicants

Social Movement Research to Reduce Inequality for Young People

The Foundation is interested in funding studies that examine social movements as a strategy to target macro-structural inequalities that affect youth outcomes. Such studies might focus on youth-led movements or on adult-led movements that affect youth, but the central focus should examine the conditions or mechanisms through which movements can reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

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Insight & Analysis

Vivian’s Voice: Evidence Use Across Sectors, Around the Globe, and Back at Home

Senior Vice President of Program Vivian Tseng shares reflections on the past decade of work on the use of research evidence.

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