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Use of Research Evidence

Here are five lessons my colleagues and I have learned through a decade of work at the William T. Grant Foundation to bridge research to policy.

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New Resource: Research-Practice Partnerships Microsite

Visit our new “one-stop shop” for building and maintaining successful collaborations between researchers and practitioners in education. The resource-rich site is a collaboration between the Foundation and the Forum for Youth Investment.

New Resources for Guidance on Applying for 2015 Research Grants and Fellowships

Updated for 2015, our new application guides describe the Foundation’s research focus areas and provide answers to frequently asked questions about the application process for research grants and Distinguished Fellowships. In these new guides, we’ve outlined our priorities for the research we support, our criteria for funding, and the procedures for submitting a letter of […]

Applying for Grants

I’d like to share advice with potential applicants about developing a letter of inquiry for our reducing inequality focus area.

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Scholars Program

Ten early-career researchers have been selected from a pool of 64 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Vivian Tseng, Vice President, Program, said of the finalists, “This year’s cohort demonstrates a tremendous amount of expertise, strength, and disciplinary diversity. The finalists each show great promise for advancing their respective fields […]

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Grant Announcements

Seven researchers from a range of disciplines, including education, public policy, and human development, are the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. All of the projects will contribute to an understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that can improve the lives of young people. Two of the awards will strengthen an understanding […]

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Reducing Inequality

The goal of Building Knowledge for Social Justice was to elevate the ways that scholars and their institutions could participate in a movement to reduce inequality in American society.

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Reducing Inequality

We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.

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President's Comment

How can we stimulate research that will identify high-priority, powerful levers to reduce inequality?

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Insight & Analysis

In 2011 – 2012, I studied two leading community-based programs for youth who have dropped out of high school—observing activities, interviewing staff, and tracking participants for one year. I focused on programs at the community level because, although they receive little attention, these programs are where most young adults are served.

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