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 August 4, 2020 at 3:00pm 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 August 4, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is currently closed. The deadline for 2021 applications is TBD.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is September 10, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST. Updated application guidelines are now available.

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Featured Updates

FOUNDATION NEWS

President’s Comment: Research Can Help us Chart the Path to Racial Justice

As we make our way through this terrible time, with the health and economic devastation of the pandemic disproportionately manifested in communities of color compounded by searing examples of racial injustice, we reflect on what more we, as a funder of social science research on youth, can do to combat racial and economic inequality in our nation.
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Fostering Equitable and Effective Use of Digital Tools in K-12 Classrooms

By Carolyn Heinrich, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, and Annalee Good

Digital educational tools are touted for their promise in increasing equitable access to enhanced learning opportunities and improving educational outcomes for K-12 students. Yet there is a growing consensus that the thorniest challenges schools and educators face in integrating educational technology are around how digital learning interacts with the systemic social, economic, racial, and historical patterns of inequity in education.

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Foundation News

Six New Research Grants to Build Theory and Evidence in our Focus Areas — Spring 2020

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 March board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas.

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Featured Work

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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