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Foundation News & Events

How can researchers find the motivation to continue to produce knowledge worth considering? And how can we, as supporters of research, best sustain our mission to support them?

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Grant Announcements

The William T. Grant Foundation is very pleased to announce the finalists for its Institutional Challenge Grant program. 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. To do so, research institutions will […]

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Youth Services Improvement Grants

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, […]

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Foundation News & Events

The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program. Ten early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 52 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Vivian Tseng, senior vice president, program, said of the finalists, “the goal of this program […]

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Foundation News & Events

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. These are the final awards made through the most recent iteration of the Foundation’s Youth Service Improvement Grants program, which for over a decade has […]

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Foundation News & Events

Two new grants have been awarded to organizations working to enhance the use and usefulness of research and develop the capacity of Foundation grantees to conduct mixed-methods research: Coaching and Mentoring to Help Researchers Increase the Likelihood that Research is Used to Inform Policy Scholars Strategy Network This award will provide focused coaching and mentoring […]

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Foundation News & Events

We are proud to announce five new grants to support research on reducing inequality in youth outcomes. The online application for research grants in both of our focus areas, reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence, is now open, and updated application guidelines are now available. The next deadline for letters of inquiry […]

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Applying for Grants

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 […]

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Applying for Grants

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.

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Mentoring

While the longstanding structural challenges in the professional development of junior scholars of color can be confronted through strong mentoring relationships, the potential power of effective mentoring will only be realized when the environments in which these relationships exist begin to change. Derived from insights gleaned from grantees of the William T. Grant Foundation’s mentoring […]

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Applying for Grants

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 […]

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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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