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Foundation News & Events

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 […]

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Grant Announcements

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 […]

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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 […]

Foundation News & Events

Betty Hamburg was the first woman, and the first and only African American to serve as president of the Foundation, among many “firsts” in her distinguished career.

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Webinar: The Institutional Challenge Grant—Lessons From Year 1 and What You Should Know for Year 2

On Wednesday, June 20, 12:00-1:00 PM EST, senior program officer Kim DuMont will revisit the goals of the Institutional Challenge Grant, share lessons drawn from the first cycle, and review important changes for the second year of the competition. You will also hear from co-PIs of the first Grant, Rachel Dunifon, interim dean of Cornell […]

Scholars Program

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 […]

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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.

Scholars Program

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 […]

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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 […]

Institutional Challenge Grants

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.

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