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Grant Announcements

Seven researchers from a range of disciplines, including education, public policy, and human development, are the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. All of the projects will contribute to an understanding of the programs, policies, and practices that can improve the lives of young people. Two of the awards will strengthen an understanding […]

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Reducing Inequality

We believe that improved inequality scholarship should be one component of efforts to improve young people’s opportunities.

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President's Comment

How can we stimulate research that will identify high-priority, powerful levers to reduce inequality?

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Changing the Conversation

After reviewing nearly 400 letters of inquiry, we share some thoughts about the research we want to support, along with recommendations for future applicants.

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Use of Research Evidence

As we move forward, our educational systems will need to more clearly define what is valued and recognized as evidence.

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Grant Announcements

We’re pleased to announce three new research grants in support of our interests in understanding the use of research evidence and in understanding everyday youth settings that affect young people. We’ve also awarded two capacity-building grants that will support connections between research and practice. “These studies contribute to our efforts to improve the use and […]

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Featured Work

When policymakers, practitioners, and others use research evidence, they do so within a web of human relationships. The strength of research evidence alone doesn’t guarantee consistent interpretation or its implementation. But the quality of relationships does matter when it comes to understanding and using research evidence–and trust is a critical factor for determining the quality […]

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Featured Grantee

With more than five-million English-language learners in U.S. schools, a research-based consensus is needed to assess classroom practices that promote their school achievement. Classroom Qualities for English Language Learners in Language Arts Instruction (CQELL) is an observation tool that can help define and identify effective language instruction in elementary schools. English-language learners (ELLs) represent over […]

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Applying for Grants

Are you considering applying for a research grant from the William T. Grant Foundation? This webinar provides an overview of our research grants program and outlines our current focus areas: reducing inequality and understanding the use of research evidence:

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Grant Announcements

Of the six projects, four address youth settings and one tackles the use of research evidence in the court system. Another will support a Fellow who will explore how community organizations use research to reduce children’s exposure to violence.

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