Supporting Research
to Improve the Lives of Young People

The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.

New Grantees to Focus on Reducing Inequality and Understanding the Use of Research Evidence

Our new cycle of grants includes the first research projects funded under focus on programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality for young people in the U.S. Two researchers will also examine the use of research evidence in policy and practice. And two researchers awarded with Distinguished Fellowships will work in policy and practice settings to build understanding of ways that research can be more relevant to decision makers.

Responses to Inequality in the U.S. and Europe

Leveling the Playing Field: A Comparative View of U.S. and European Responses to Inequality

By Timothy M. Smeeding

What can U.S. policymakers and researchers learn from European nations about how to reduce social inequality and improve social mobility? In what ways are European policies less likely to generate inequality and more likely to respond to inequality than those in the U.S.?

Research Grants and Distinguished Fellowships Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines for Research Grants and Distinguished Fellowships

Letters of inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation research grants and Distinguished Fellowships are due by 3:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.



Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

In the final report in our series focusing on areas where research may yield new responses to inequality, Margarita Alegría and colleagues outline disparities in mental health and mental health services for minority youth. Taking a developmental perspective, the authors explore four areas that may give rise to inequalities in mental health outcomes, highlight differential roles of specific barriers and protective factors, and, finally, provide an agenda for future research.