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William T. Grant Scholars Program 2015 Application Guidelines Available Now
The William T. Grant Scholars Program is for early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. We encourage Scholars to tackle important questions that will advance theory, policy, and practice for youth. Applicants identify new methods, disciplines, or content they want to learn, and propose five-year research plans that foster their growth in those […]
New Report: The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them
Extant research has already begun to shape the national conversation about higher education, but future research, especially in the areas outlined here, can give way to a better understanding of the types of smart policies and reforms that will improve outcomes for young people and the institutions that serve them.
New Report: Understanding Inequality and the Justice System Response
John Laub argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and outlines areas where research may yield effective responses.
New Resources for Guidance on Applying for 2015 Research Grants and Fellowships
Updated for 2015, our new application guides describe the Foundation’s research focus areas and provide answers to frequently asked questions about the application process for research grants and Distinguished Fellowships. In these new guides, we’ve outlined our priorities for the research we support, our criteria for funding, and the procedures for submitting a letter of […]
I’d like to share advice with potential applicants about developing a letter of inquiry for our reducing inequality focus area.
After reviewing nearly 400 letters of inquiry, we share some thoughts about the research we want to support, along with recommendations for future applicants.
Prior research and development demonstrate that social policies can reduce inequality and its effects on young people, yet wide disparities remain. Substantial new efforts are needed to identify approaches that will reduce inequality in youth outcomes for future generations.
We are pleased to announce the 2014 class of William T. Grant Scholars. Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising early-career researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. To date, the program has sponsored more than 150 up-and-coming researchers. Each Scholar will receive $350,000 to execute rigorous five-year research […]