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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William T. Grant Scholars Program

The online application will open on April 30, 2020. The application deadline is July 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. Updated application guidelines are available.

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Youth Service Improvement Grants

The online application is now open. The next deadline for applications is March 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST. Updated application guidelines are available.

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Featured Updates

FOUNDATION NEWS

President’s Comment: A Message to Our Grantees

While the world grapples with the crisis of COVID-19, each of us faces challenges in our own lives. As a funder, we want to alleviate one sense of pressure you may feel: We intend to be as flexible and understanding as possible when it comes to your work.
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Foundation News

Six New Research Grants to Build Theory and Evidence in our Focus Areas

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 fall board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas.

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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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Featured Work

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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