The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.

Upcoming Funding Opportunities

Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.

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Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.

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Institutional Challenge Grant

The online application is now closed. The next deadline for applications is T.B.D.

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Featured Updates

FOUNDATION NEWS

Four Finalists Selected for the 2020 Institutional Challenge Grant

After a rigorous review, the Institutional Challenge Grant selection committee has invited four finalists from a pool of 25 applications. This group of research-practice partnerships shows great promise for using research to address existing inequalities that affect youth’s experiences and outcomes at school, and their proposed plans for institutional change will better support and value researchers who engage in this important type of scholarship.
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Featured Work

Avoiding Confirmation Bias When Implementing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices

If we hope to train practitioners to use new interventions with fidelity, it may be necessary to first explicitly differentiate between previous and new instructional practices.

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For Applicants

Social Movement Research to Reduce Inequality for Young People

The Foundation is interested in funding studies that examine social movements as a strategy to target macro-structural inequalities that affect youth outcomes. Such studies might focus on youth-led movements or on adult-led movements that affect youth, but the central focus should examine the conditions or mechanisms through which movements can reduce inequality in youth outcomes.

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Insight & Analysis

Vivian’s Voice: Evidence Use Across Sectors, Around the Globe, and Back at Home

Senior Vice President of Program Vivian Tseng shares reflections on the past decade of work on the use of research evidence.

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