While the longstanding structural challenges in the professional development of junior scholars of color can be confronted through strong mentoring relationships, the potential power of effective mentoring will only be realized when the environments in which these relationships exist begin to change. Derived from insights gleaned from grantees of the William T. Grant Foundation’s mentoring […]
In this webinar, senior program officer Kim DuMont outlines the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant, shares lessons drawn from the first cycle of applications, and reviews important changes for this year’s call. Rachel Dunifon, co-PI of the first-ever Institutional Challenge Grant, joins to discuss the process of developing a proposal and research agenda, as […]
We are proud to announce ten new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people. Approved at the Foundation’s spring and summer board meetings, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas. The online application for […]
Two research grantees and four William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The awardees will mentor promising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The mentoring grants program is designed to help Scholars and research grantees hone […]
Youth organizing efforts are opportunities for adults in key positions of leadership to hear, reflect on, and partner with youth to reduce inequity in schools for marginalized youth of color.
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. While numerous studies have focused on such “growth mindset” interventions, which encourage students to think in ways that support learning, Yeager’s project contributes to the literature by […]
2017 Annual Report: Grantee Profiles, Reflections from Staff, and More
The Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report includes updates from our President and Board Chair, an account of our spending and endowment, and an index of all active grants. In addition, profiles of grantees across programs highlight the work we are supporting and the individuals and organizations that are carrying out research and programming to improve the […]
The frameworks and tools of behavioral science have significant potential to overcome persistent challenges regarding the measurement, tracking, and analysis of research evidence use.
Big-data can provide a means of measuring research use that provides significant insights with a favorable balance of costs and benefits.