The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
Letters of inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation research grants and Distinguished Fellowships are due by 3:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015. After May, the next application deadline will be August 4, 2015.
By Candice Odgers
Former William T. Grant Scholar Candice Odgers describes findings from her recent study, which suggests that living among affluent neighbors predicts antisocial behavior among low-income boys.
By Russell Skiba
While the topic of race and inequality in the justice system has received increased attention, many similar dynamics also play out in our nation’s school discipline policies and practices.
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.
Our focus is on research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in child and youth outcomes; and the use of research in policy and practices that affect children and youth.
Our funding opportunities fall into four broad categories: Research Grants; William T. Grant Scholars; Distinguished Fellows, and Youth Service Improvement Grants.
Meet the board of trustees and staff of the William T. Grant Foundation, a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the well-being and positive development of young people.
The William T. Grant Foundation has been investing in research to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults since 1936. We have supported research spanning multiple disciplines including child psychology, community mental health, and sociology.