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

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is August 1, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is September 6, 2019, at 3:00PM EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now open. The next application deadline is July 2, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates


Applying for the Institutional Challenge Grant: Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change

In April 2019, the Foundation held a webinar, hosted by Institutional Challenge Grant selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants of the program might focus proposals for institutional change. In the course of the broadcast, we also covered the program’s goals, described the application process, and provided an opportunity for questions and answers.

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Featured Work: Reducing Inequality

The Voice of Youth is Vital in Defining the Problem and Finding Solutions

By Margarita Alegría, Kiara Alvarez, and Amanda Nemoyer

Photovoice provides a platform for members of communities to share their narratives and articulate the assets and needs of their neighborhoods. This method can enable youth to promote critical conversations and move their neighbors toward collective identification of problems and solutions.

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New Resource

Studying the Use of Research Evidence: A Review of Methods

Available for download and in print, this new monograph outlines core methodological issues in the study of the use of research evidence, reviews recent studies that illustrate specific data collection and study design methodologies, and discusses the affordances and limitations of each. on making is not an isolated event: it happens over a long period of time.

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Featured Resources

Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

Guiding tips, work samples, and resources from successful research-practice partnerships.

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Grants Archive

Our historical archive, spanning nearly ten years of grantmaking across programs and focus areas.

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