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The William T. Grant Foundation Announces 11 New Scholars Finalists
Studying Ways to Improve the Use of Research Evidence: Presenting a Strong Rationale in Your Application
In this post, we share some observations about the work that has been proposed thus far, as well as tips for potential applicants as they prepare their letters of inquiry.
At the William T. Grant Foundation, we have made it a priority to support research on reducing inequality among young people in the United States. A key area for progress is in the policies, programs and practices to reduce unequal opportunities and outcomes for English learners (ELs).
In this video, Senior Program Officer Kim Dumont outlines the three lines of inquiry the Foundation has prioritized, as well as what our program staff and reviewers look for in letters of inquiry and full proposals in our improving the use of research evidence focus area.
Seven New York City community-based organizations have been awarded $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. Our Youth Services Improvement Grants program supports organizations that have demonstrated success but have also identified an area that if improved would enhance the quality of services. In addition to funding, grantees receive capacity-building consulting from […]
The William T. Grant Foundation funds systematic studies to identify, create, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence reaches the hands of decision makers, answers their most pressing questions, and is used in ways that benefit youth. Potential applicants looking to prepare a strong letter of inquiry on improving the use of research evidence […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce five research grants awarded in October, 2016, which will increase our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and one grant that will improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. All of the inequality grantees will conduct […]
The Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) has developed State Education Agency and Local Education Agency Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement which will be required under the Every Student Succeeds Act. These Guides were made possible with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Overdeck Family Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation.
Building an RPP is hard work. They are complex organisms, with structures, processes, and roles that evolve as partnerships mature and adapt. However they form, we have observed five elements that seem to come together in successful partnerships.
While RPPs have been defined in the literature as having five characteristics, the authors suggest that RPPS in urban school districts may benefit from a sixth feature: mechanisms for recognizing systemic racism.
ESSA challenges states to take advantage of new opportunities to improve STEM participation and learning in all schools.
How do we increase diversity in STEM fields? A recent Foundation study found that when teachers support students’ feelings of autonomy, it increases their interest and engagement in science classes. This is especially true for black and Latino students, who are typically underrepresented in STEM fields.
Three William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The Scholars will mentor promising post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The grant reflects the Foundation’s dedication to fostering our Scholars’ professional development as mentors and increasing the number of people of color at higher levels of the career ladder in research.
Five new research grants will build stronger theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas of reducing inequality and the use of research evidence.