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Research Grants

Applying for Grants

As you prepare your LOI, ask yourself: what strategy will I test, build, improve, or identify through this project that might reduce unequal outcomes among youth ages 5-25 in the United States? Simply, put, what can be changed to make things better?

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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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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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Reducing Inequality

Youth organizing efforts are opportunities for adults in key positions of leadership to hear, reflect on, and partner with youth to reduce inequity in schools for marginalized youth of color.

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Applying for Grants

Research grantee David Yeager is studying whether an exercise that instills in students the idea that intelligence can be developed over time can reduce disparities in math achievement. While numerous studies have focused on such “growth mindset” interventions, which encourage students to think in ways that support learning, Yeager’s project contributes to the literature by […]

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Measuring Research Use

The frameworks and tools of behavioral science have significant potential to overcome persistent challenges regarding the measurement, tracking, and analysis of research evidence use.

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Measuring Research Use

Big-data can provide a means of measuring research use that provides significant insights with a favorable balance of costs and benefits.

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Reducing Inequality

By expanding and equalizing youth civic engagement, we can begin improve youth outcomes. Research helps by making diagnoses and solutions more rigorous and precise, but youth must be part of the conversation.

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