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
The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 2, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.
William T. Grant Scholars Program
The online application will open on April 23. Updated application guidelines are available now.
Institutional Challenge Grant
The online application will open on June 15. Updated application guidelines are available now.
News & Announcements
The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded six Rapid Response Research Grants that will leverage research to address major challenges facing young people in the United States. These awards, the first of their kind, support reviews of existing research, conducted by researchers in collaboration with policy partners, aimed at reducing youth inequality.
By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.
Are there ways state policies on foster care settings can reduce racial and ethnic disparities in youth outcomes?
Fred Wulczyn and Amy Dworsky are investigating how the outcomes of youth in congregate care settings vary by state, and whether and how this variability contributes to racial and ethnic differences in rates of youth running away from foster care.
Scholars receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research plans that stretch their skills and knowledge into new disciplines, content areas, or methods. As they commence their projects, they build mentoring relationships with experts in areas pertinent to their development, and further their research and professional development through annual retreats with fellow Scholars, Foundation staff, and other senior researchers.