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.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

The online application is now open. The next deadline for Letters of Inquiry is May 1, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application will open on May 6, 2019. The next deadline for applications is September 6, 2019, at 3:00PM EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application will open on April 30, 2019. The next application deadline is July 2, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST.

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Featured Updates

Grant Announcement

Two New Institutional Challenge Grants to Encourage Partnerships Between Universities and Public Organizations

The William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Institutional Challenge Grant competition.
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Upcoming Webinar: Applying for the Institutional Challenge Grant: Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change

On April 24, at 12pm EST, join ICG selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson, and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants might focus proposals for institutional change. The webinar will also address the ICG program’s goals, describe the application process, and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.
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New Resource

Studying the Use of Research Evidence: A Review of Methods

Ideas matter because policy decisiAvailable for download and in print, this new monograph outlines core methodological issues in the study of the use of research evidence, reviews recent studies that illustrate specific data collection and study design methodologies, and discusses the affordances and limitations of each. on making is not an isolated event: it happens over a long period of time.

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Insight and Analysis

Building the Policy Wave: The Power of Data-based Storytelling

Ideas matter because policy decision making is not an isolated event: it happens over a long period of time.

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Featured Work

How Summer Jobs Programs Can Help Reduce Inequality Among Youth

Alicia Modestino has been engaged in a multi-year evaluation with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to assess the impact of the city’s summer jobs program on criminal justice, academic, and employment outcomes.

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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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