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Foundation News & Events

Scholars receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research plans that stretch their skills and knowledge into new disciplines, content areas, or methods. As they commence their projects, they build mentoring relationships with experts in areas pertinent to their development, and further their research and professional development through annual retreats and workshops with fellow Scholars, Foundation staff, and other senior researchers.

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Foundation News & Events

We are proud to announce three new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and two new grants to support research on improving the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Approved at the Foundation’s spring board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. […]

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Foundation News & Events

The Foundation occasionally supplements its support for empirical research with targeted capacity-building grants. Two new awards will support a convening of grantees in our focus area on reducing inequality and continue our support of the The National Network of Education Research–Practice Partnerships. Reducing Inequality 2019 Grantee Meeting & Support Hillary Oravec, Youth Collaboratory This grant […]

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Featured Work

Photovoice provides a platform for members of communities to share their narratives and articulate the assets and needs of their neighborhoods. This method can enable youth to promote critical conversations and move their neighbors toward collective identification of problems and solutions.

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Applying for Grants

In April 2019, the Foundation held a webinar, hosted by Institutional Challenge Grant selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants of the program might focus proposals for institutional change. In the course of the broadcast, we also covered the program’s goals, described […]

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How Do You Get Academia to Value Education Research-Practitioner Partnerships? Make a Tenure Track

In EdWeek, Sarah D. Sparks talks to new Institutional Challenge Grant co-PI Allison Atteberry about how relationships between researchers and district leaders are evolving.

Upcoming Webinar: Applying for the Institutional Challenge Grant: Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change

On April 24, at 12pm EST, join ICG selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson, and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants might focus proposals for institutional change. The webinar will also address the ICG program’s goals, describe the application process, and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Institutional Challenge Grant competition.

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Foundation News & Events

How can researchers find the motivation to continue to produce knowledge worth considering? And how can we, as supporters of research, best sustain our mission to support them?

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Featured Work

In Studying the Use of Research Evidence: A Review of Methods, Drew Gitomer and Kevin Crouse highlight measures and methods from a range of methodological traditions that have been employed by researchers to assess the use of research evidence in disparate policy and practice domains, including education, child welfare, and public health. The report outlines […]

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Insight & Analysis

Ideas matter because policy decision making is not an isolated event: it happens over a long period of time.

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Featured Work

With funding from the William T. Grant Foundation, I have been engaged in a multi-year evaluation with the Boston Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development to assess the impact of the city’s summer jobs program on criminal justice, academic and employment outcomes.

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Just Released: 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program Application Guide

Just released, the 2019 Scholars Program Application Guide details our research focus areas, as well as the eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for Scholars awards.The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in […]

Grant Announcements

The William T. Grant Foundation is very pleased to announce the finalists for its Institutional Challenge Grant program. Launched in March of 2017, the Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build long-term research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will […]

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Youth Services Improvement Grants

Today, we are proud to launch a redesign of our Youth Service Improvement Grants Program. The Foundation introduced the Youth Service Improvement Grants program over a decade ago as a way to help local organizations strengthen existing programs by addressing issues or problems at the point of service, where staff and youth interact. Since 2007, […]

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