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Grant Announcements

Nine researchers have been named as the newest recipients of William T. Grant Foundation awards. The grants announced this cycle include the first research projects funded under the Foundation’s focus on understanding the programs, policies, and practices that can reduce inequality among young people in the U.S. Through this new focus area, launched in 2014, […]

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New Report: Disparities in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Mental Health Services in the U.S.

Featured Grantee

Without a willingness to explore a full range of possible contributions to continued inequality, our analyses are incomplete, and our interventions may miss the mark.

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New Report Outlines Areas for Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Families

In Intersecting Inequalities: Research to Reduce Inequality for Immigrant-Origin Children and Youth, Carola Suárez-Orozco and colleagues explore how inequality plays out along six dimensions of disadvantage particular to immigrant-origin families, outline how developments in educational and family contexts can alleviate unequal outcomes and opportunities, and introduce four broad areas of future research that may inform […]

Justice System

John Laub’s new paper outlines areas where researchers might focus their efforts in order to identify responses to inequality in the justice system.

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Featured Grantee

The freedom to criticize the system reflects, in part, the safety net of privilege.

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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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