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

William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application is now open. The deadline for applications is July 7, 2021, 3:00pm EST.

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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 August 4, 2021, 3:00pm EST.

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Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

The online application is now open. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is August 4, 2021, 3:00pm EST.

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Featured Updates

Foundation News

Register Now: “The Institutional Challenge Grant: An Overview of the Program and How to Apply”

Join us on May 17 for an informational webinar, hosted by Senior Program Officer Lauren Supplee, where we will discuss the background and goals of the program, as well as provide an overview of the award, application, and review process. Supplee and Foundation President Adam Gamoran will also field questions from attendees and share practical advice on how to prepare a competitive proposal.

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Foundation News

Five Early-Career Researchers Selected for the William T. Grant Scholars Class of 2026

Launched in 1982, the Scholars Program supports the professional development of promising researchers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences who have received their terminal degrees within the past seven years. To date, the program has sponsored more than 197 talented researchers.

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Featured Work

Expanding the Definition of Evidence in Studies on the Use of Research Evidence in Policy

Focusing on the information needs and incentives of policymakers and intermediary groups, those who study policy recognize that the use of research evidence is best examined as one element in a strategic context.

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Grantee Voices

Reflections from the Reducing Inequality Convening: Research During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When we asked grantees in our reducing inequality focus area what they wanted to talk about at our annual convening in December, COVID-19 was top of mind. In this post, Program Officer Jenny Irons shares the lessons we’ll take from this moment and carry into the future.

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Webinar

Reducing Inequality for LGBTQ Youth and Families

In this webinar, held on March 17, 2021, we discuss the Foundation’s interest in supporting studies on improving outcomes for LGBTQ youth, how this interest fits into our broader focus on reducing inequality in youth outcomes, and how other philanthropies can bolster their programs for LGBTQ youth and families by investing in relevant research. President Adam Gamoran and Program Officer Jenny Irons are joined by two William T. Grant Scholars, Rachel Farr (University of Kentucky) and Mark Hatzenbeuhler (Harvard University), who outline their respective research on policies and practices aimed at mitigating negative effects of discrimination and bullying on LGBTQ youth and families.

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