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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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Applying for Grants

As you prepare your LOI, ask yourself: what strategy might reduce unequal outcomes among youth ages 5-25 in the United States? Simply, put, what can be changed to make things better?

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Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program. Ten early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 52 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Vivian Tseng, senior vice president, program, said of the finalists, “the goal of this program […]

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Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded three community-based organizations in New York City $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. These are the final awards made through the most recent iteration of the Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants program, which for over a decade has […]

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Foundation News & Events

Two new grants have been awarded to organizations working to enhance the use and usefulness of research and develop the capacity of Foundation grantees to conduct mixed-methods research: Coaching and Mentoring to Help Researchers Increase the Likelihood that Research is Used to Inform Policy Scholars Strategy Network This award will provide focused coaching and mentoring […]

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Foundation News & Events

We are proud to announce five new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. The online application for research grants in both of our focus areas, reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence, is now open, and updated application guidelines are now available. The next deadline for letters of inquiry […]

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Applying for Grants

The Foundation pursues its mission by supporting research within two focus areas: reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence. Researchers interested in applying for a research grant must select one focus area. This year, to give potential applicants a more centralized view of the research priorities, application processes, and selection criteria for research […]

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Applying for Grants

On Tuesday, November 27, join the William T. Grant Foundation and Drew Gitomer for a webinar to 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.

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Mentoring

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 […]

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Applying for Grants

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 […]

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Foundation News & Events

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 […]

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