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
The online application is now closed. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.
We are proud to announce six new research grants, including five to support studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and one to support a study on improving the use of research evidence. Approved at the Foundation’s fall board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas.
If we hope to train practitioners to use new interventions with fidelity, it may be necessary to first explicitly differentiate between previous and new instructional practices.
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.
By Itzhak Yanovitzky and Matthew Weber
Insight & Analysis
Forming and sustaining a research-practice partnership: Lessons from our experience at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The value of RPPs can increase with each successive year, as long as they are sustained. Here, former and current staff from two respective offices within the federal department of Health and Human Services share insights from their experiences forming a partnership and keeping the work moving forward amid change and evolution.