Five New Research Grants to Build Theory and Evidence on Reducing Inequality

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 is January 9, 2019, 3:00 p.m. EST. Sign up for the Foundation’s mailing list to stay up-to-date on all funding opportunities and announcements.


Research Grants: Reducing Inequality


How Do State Social Assistance Policies and Practices Impact Utilization and Outcomes Among Hispanic Low-Income Youth?
How does state implementation of public assistance programs matter for Latino families’ use of those benefits?

Lisa Gennetian, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, New York University
11/1/2018–4/30/2021, $274,912
A Father-Son Intervention to Reduce Risk Behavior and Inequality of Life Chances Among Black and Latino Male Youth
Can a father-son intervention reduce the risk of teen pregnancy and improve academic and behavioral outcomes for Black and Latino adolescents?

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
11/1/2018–10/31/2021, $600,000
Examining the Impact of Variations in Performance-Based Funding Policies on Reducing Inequality in Student Outcomes
How have performance-based funding policies varied across states and institutions over the past twenty years?

Justin Ortagus, Dept. of Higher Education Administration and Policy, University of Florida; Kelly Rosinger, Dept. of Education Policy Studies, Penn State University; Robert Kelchen, Dept. of Higher Education, Seton Hall University
12/1/2018–12/1/2019, $204,528
Social-Emotional Learning, School Outcomes, and Civic Engagement Equity: Leveraging Family and Community Influences
How can social-emotional learning practices promote civic engagement among Black and Latino youth?

Deborah Rivas-Drake, Dept. of Psychology and Dept. of Education, University of Michigan, and Enid Rosario-Ramos, Dept. of Education, University of Michigan
6/1/2019–5/31/2022, $565,882
The Rikers Island Longitudinal Study (RILS)
What kinds of support help justice-involved New Yorkers complete their pretrial phrase in the community without missing court dates or committing new offenses?

Bruce Western, Dept. of Sociology, Columbia University, and Emily Wang, Yale School of Medicine
11/1/2018–10/31/2021, $599,899