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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 […]
Two research grantees and four William T. Grant Scholars have been awarded grants to support their development as mentors to junior colleagues. The awardees will mentor promising doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in enhancing their methodological skills, publication records, and career networks. The mentoring grants program is designed to help Scholars and research grantees hone […]
Youth organizing efforts are opportunities for adults in key positions of leadership to hear, reflect on, and partner with youth to reduce inequity in schools for marginalized youth of color.
Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. While numerous studies have focused on such “growth mindset” interventions, which encourage students to think in ways that support learning, Yeager’s project contributes to the literature by […]
2017 Annual Report: Grantee Profiles, Reflections from Staff, and More
The Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report includes updates from our President and Board Chair, an account of our spending and endowment, and an index of all active grants. In addition, profiles of grantees across programs highlight the work we are supporting and the individuals and organizations that are carrying out research and programming to improve the […]
The frameworks and tools of behavioral science have significant potential to overcome persistent challenges regarding the measurement, tracking, and analysis of research evidence use.
Big-data can provide a means of measuring research use that provides significant insights with a favorable balance of costs and benefits.
We are pleased to announce four new members of the William T. Grant Scholars Selection Committee, a dedicated group of academics who are committed to the Scholars Program’s priorities of career development, mentoring, and the bold pursuit of new research challenges. Nonie K. Lesaux, Roberto Lewis-Fernández, and Karolyn Tyson will join the Committee in July […]
Just Released: Future of Children, Vol. 28, No. 1 – Reducing Justice System Inequality
Supported by a Foundation grant and edited by former director of the National Institute of Justice John Laub, this special issue takes stock of the policies, programs, and practices that may reduce inequality in the justice system for young people in the U.S.
In this chapter, Vivian Tseng, Steve Fleischman, and Esther Quintero explore what a more democratic evidence movement might look like in the years ahead. Discussing both efforts to build and use evidence in U.S. education over the past 15 years and the palpable desire that exists today to make this work more inclusive, the authors […]
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 William T. Grant Scholars awards. Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who have received their terminal degrees within the past seven years. To date, the program has sponsored more than 180 […]
View the 2018 Institutional Challenge Grant Application Guidelines
The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages university-based research institutes, schools, and centers to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research. They will also need to build the capacity […]
This grant challenges universities to reward faculty members whose research is directed to public service. The inaugural grantees will support research on one of our most vexing social problems, the opioid crisis, in a partnership that is poised to take action on the basis of the findings.
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. 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 […]