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New Report: Understanding Inequality and the Justice System Response

John Laub argues that social inequality both contributes to and is magnified by inequality in the justice system, and outlines areas where research may yield effective responses.

New Resources for Guidance on Applying for 2015 Research Grants and Fellowships

Updated for 2015, our new application guides describe the Foundation’s research focus areas and provide answers to frequently asked questions about the application process for research grants and Distinguished Fellowships. In these new guides, we’ve outlined our priorities for the research we support, our criteria for funding, and the procedures for submitting a letter of […]

Applying for Grants

I’d like to share advice with potential applicants about developing a letter of inquiry for our reducing inequality focus area.

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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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