The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality 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. It will reopen in early June for letters of inquiry due on August 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST. 2017 Application guidelines are now available.

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William T. Grant Scholars

The online application is now open. 2017 application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by July 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application opens on June 15, 2017. 2017 application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by September 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates

Resources for Researchers

Read the William T. Grant Foundation Digest, Issue 2

The second issue of the William T. Grant Foundation Digest features writing on research rigor and relevance, as well as the potential for a new research agenda for improving the outcomes of English learners under the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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Applying for Grants

Resources for Applicants: Institutional Challenge Grant

On May 2, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont hosted a webinar to discuss the goals of the program, as well as outline selection criteria and provide examples of the types of work we hope to see in proposals. We’ve made the slides available for download, and we’ve posted two videos from the webinar on our blog.

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Grant Announcements

Three Early Career Researchers Selected for 2017 Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce the 2017 class of William T. Grant Scholars. Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who have received their degree within the past seven years.

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Featured Grantee

Four Community-based Organizations awarded Youth Services Improvement Grants

These community-based organizations in New York City have received $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs.

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