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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 […]
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 […]