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The William T. Grant Foundation has awarded six Rapid Response Research Grants that will leverage research to address major challenges facing young people in the United States. These awards, the first of their kind, support reviews of existing research, conducted by researchers in collaboration with policy partners, aimed at reducing youth inequality. Such work is […]
By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.
Fred Wulczyn and Amy Dworsky are investigating how the outcomes of youth in congregate care settings vary by state, and whether and how this variability contributes to racial and ethnic differences in rates of youth running away from foster care.
Improving achievement for English learners by strengthening educational policy and practice would contribute meaningfully to reducing inequality in the outcomes of young people in the United States. In this webinar, Foundation president Adam Gamoran outlines lessons from the literature on academic tracking, which may yield new directions for research toward this end. Karen Thompson, of […]
Throughout our 82-year history, the William T. Grant Foundation has had many able leaders, starting, of course, with William T. Grant himself. Last month, we lost one of our most prominent leaders, with the passing of former Foundation president Robert J. Haggerty at the age of 92. Some of the Foundation’s most important and lasting […]
View the 2018 Scholars Program Application Guidelines
This application guide details our focus areas, as well as the eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for the William T. Grant Scholars Program.
The William T. Grant Foundation is very pleased to announce the finalists for its new grant program, the Institutional Challenge Grant. 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. The new program […]
Apply Now for a Youth Service Improvement Grant
The William T. Grant Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants support nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City. These awards of $25,000 help improve programs and services for youth ages 5 to 25. The online application is now open and updated application guidelines are now available. All applications must be received by March […]
We are proud to announce six 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 fall board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our focus areas. The online application for research grants […]
Two new grants have been awarded to organizations working to enhance the use and usefulness of research and call attention to issues that affect young people in the United States: Investigating Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration in Real-life Problems of Practice with English Learners StandardsWork, Inc. This grant will support the development of research-practice partnerships to infuse evidence-based […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded five community-based organizations in New York City $25,000 grants to improve the quality of their youth programs. The Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants program supports medium-sized organizations that have demonstrated success but have also identified an area that if improved would enhance […]
Read the William T. Grant Foundation Digest, Issue 3
The third issue of the William T. Grant Foundation Digest highlights unanswered questions in our research focus areas, and features insights from Foundation staff, grantees, and practitioners.
View the 2018 Research Grants Application Guide
This application guide details our research focus areas, as well as the eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for research grants.
We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars Program. These 10 early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 63 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee.
We are attempting to understand the interplay of methods and research questions in the field of studies on the use of research evidence.