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
The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is August 4, 2020 at 3:00pm EST. 2020 application guidelines are now available.
By Carolyn Heinrich, Jennifer Darling-Aduana, and Annalee Good
Digital educational tools are touted for their promise in increasing equitable access to enhanced learning opportunities and improving educational outcomes for K-12 students. Yet there is a growing consensus that the thorniest challenges schools and educators face in integrating educational technology are around how digital learning interacts with the systemic social, economic, racial, and historical patterns of inequity in education.
We are proud to announce six new research grants, including five to support studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and one to support a study on improving the use of research evidence. Approved at the Foundation’s March board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas.
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.
Announcing Two New Rapid Response Research Grants to Combat Youth Inequality Exacerbated by the COVID-19 Pandemic
By Danny Schneider and Kristen Harknett
As the shock of the current health and economic crisis takes a heavy toll on millions of Americans employed in the service sector, we must remember that millions of children are also vulnerable to dire consequences.