Funding Opportunities


The Foundation views our funding for research and our fellowships as closely connected. Our research grants focus on understanding and reducing inequality in youth development and understanding how research is used to influence policies and practices that affect youth; our fellowships seek to improve the abilities of individuals to do and use this work.
William T. Grant Scholars

This program supports promising early-career scholars from different disciplines, whose research focuses on understanding and reducing inequality among youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States or the use of research evidence in policy and practice affecting youth.

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William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows

This program is designed for mid-career influential researchers, policymakers, and practitioners. Its goal is to increase the supply of, demand for, and use of high-quality research in the service of improved outcomes for youth.

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Webinars for Applicants

The William T. Grant Foundation held three webinars to discuss the its research interests and implications for applicants. Archived footage is accessible below.

For Research Grants Applicants:

Access archived video here.
Session was held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

For William T. Grant Scholars Applicants:
Access archived video here.
Session was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014.