The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
By Vivian Tseng
Vivian Tseng, William T. Grant Foundation's Vice President of Program, shares with researchers practical advice on how to bridge research and policy.
By Vivian Louie
Program Officer Vivian Louie provides tips and step-by-step recommendations for developing a successful letter of inquiry for applicants of research grants under our reducing inequality initiative.
A diverse cohort of grants were awarded in October in a range of disciplines and fields, including education, public policy, and human development. Of the five research awards, two examine how research evidence is used in policy and practice, while three will look at how everyday social settings affect youth development.
We've launched a new microsite to serve as a “one stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration with the Forum for Youth Investment, and is a culmination of the Foundation’s learning community of research–practice partnerships, which was convened twice annually from 2012-2014.
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Our focus is on research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in child and youth outcomes; and the use of research in policy and practices that affect children and youth.
Our funding opportunities fall into four broad categories: Research Grants; William T. Grant Scholars; Distinguished Fellows, and Youth Service Improvement Grants.
Meet the board of trustees and staff of the William T. Grant Foundation, a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the well-being and positive development of young people.
The William T. Grant Foundation has been investing in research to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults since 1936. We have supported research spanning multiple disciplines including child psychology, community mental health, and sociology.