The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research to ensure that young people from diverse backgrounds reach their fullest potential.
Our new cycle of grants includes the first research projects funded under focus on programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality for young people in the U.S. Two researchers will also examine the use of research evidence in policy and practice. And two researchers awarded with Distinguished Fellowships will work in policy and practice settings to build understanding of ways that research can be more relevant to decision makers.
By Timothy M. Smeeding
What can U.S. policymakers and researchers learn from European nations about how to reduce social inequality and improve social mobility? In what ways are European policies less likely to generate inequality and more likely to respond to inequality than those in the U.S.?
Letters of inquiry for William T. Grant Foundation research grants and Distinguished Fellowships are due by 3:00 p.m. on August 4, 2015.
In the final report in our series focusing on areas where research may yield new responses to inequality, Margarita Alegría and colleagues outline disparities in mental health and mental health services for minority youth. Taking a developmental perspective, the authors explore four areas that may give rise to inequalities in mental health outcomes, highlight differential roles of specific barriers and protective factors, and, finally, provide an agenda for future research.
Our focus is on research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in child and youth outcomes; and the use of research in policy and practices that affect children and youth.
Our funding opportunities fall into four broad categories: Research Grants; William T. Grant Scholars; Distinguished Fellows, and Youth Service Improvement Grants.
Meet the board of trustees and staff of the William T. Grant Foundation, a diverse group of professionals dedicated to the well-being and positive development of young people.
The William T. Grant Foundation has been investing in research to improve the lives of children, youth, and young adults since 1936. We have supported research spanning multiple disciplines including child psychology, community mental health, and sociology.