Applying for Grants
Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change: Key Considerations for Institutional Challenge Grant Applicants
The bottom line: universities can incentivize faculty to become engaged in responding to real-world problems and having a social impact. Join us in figuring out how to make this happen.
These grants will support activities to strengthen the organizational infrastructure of nonprofit organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that provide direct services to young people ages 5 to 25. The long-term goal of the program is to help build stronger, more stable youth-serving organizations that will reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
The Institutional Challenge Grant has provided my colleagues and I at the Cornell Cooperative Extension-Tompkins County with an opportunity to expand an existing working relationship with researchers from Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology and work in partnership to develop strategies for mitigating the impact of the opioid epidemic on families and communities in upstate […]
Improving the use of research evidence in policy and practice is a challenge that implicates researchers across social science disciplines and methodological backgrounds. Here, Vivian Tseng outlines the Foundation’s call for proposals on research to illuminate strategies for improving research use in ways that can improve outcomes for young people. Underscoring how pursuing questions related […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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, […]
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.