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.

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Research Grants

The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now open. All applications must be received by September 7, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for applications is TBD.

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Grantee Profile

Using a National Sample to Examine Variability in Intervention Effects

Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. He tells Adam Gamoran, “As more and more behavioral-science-based experiments have come under intense scrutiny for difficulty with replication, it’s important to put the prominent phenomenon of growth mindset to its toughest test so far.”

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New Resource: Applying to the Institutional Challenge Grant, What’s New For Year Two?

In these slides, Kim DuMont revisits the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant, shares lessons drawn from the first cycle of applications, and reviews important changes for the second year of the competition. Co-PI of the first Grant, Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, also discusses the process of developing a proposal and research agenda, the structures that can sustain a partnership, and how to tackle the challenge of institutional change.

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The Future of Higher Education Is Social Impact

In this post, written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Adam Gamoran highlights the importance of “reshaping incentives within the university to support faculty research that responds to real-life challenges.”

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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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