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.

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Research Grants

The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is January 9, 2019, 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

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Featured Updates


What Does it Take to Study the Use of Research Evidence? Methods & Measures

On Tuesday, November 27, join the William T. Grant Foundation and Drew Gitomer for a webinar to highlight measures and methods from a range of methodological traditions that have been employed by researchers to assess the use of research evidence in disparate policy and practice domains.

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Moving it Forward: The Power of Mentoring, and How Universities Can Confront Institutional Barriers Facing Junior Researchers of Color

In this guide, tailored for decision makers and administrators who have a hand in shaping the professional climate at universities, authors Vivian Louie and Alicia Wilson-Ahlstrom foreground the need for collective responsibility in nurturing and sustaining strong mentoring relationships, and, critically, provide specific strategies and directions for those who might leverage the weight of institutions to foster lasting change.

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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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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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