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

Research Grants

The online application will open on June 6, 2018. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is August 1, 2018, 3:00 PM EST.

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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now open. All applications must be received by July 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application will open on June 15, 2018. Updated application guidelines are available now.

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Featured Updates

News & Announcements

The Future of Higher Education Is Social Impact

In a new article for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Adam Gamoran makes the case for transforming the university research enterprise to enhance its social impact, focusing specifically on the need for institutions to provide incentives for faculty that engage in research that responds to real-world problems.

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News & Announcements

Future of Children, Vol. 28, No. 1 – Reducing Justice System Inequality

Supported by a Foundation grant and edited by former director of the National Institute of Justice John Laub, this special issue takes stock of the policies, programs, and practices that may reduce inequality in the justice system for young people in the U.S.

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New Rapid Response Research Grants Address Pressing Issues Facing Young People in the U.S.

The 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.

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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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