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Institutional Challenge Grant

True equity-oriented research must upend traditional power dynamics where university researchers are viewed as apex knowledge producers. Democratizing the knowledge production process to recognize the valued and essential contributions of both the researcher and community partners is essential for creating equitable research collaborations.

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Applying for Grants

In this webinar, held on March 15, 2022, Program Officer Melissa Wooten and Senior Vice President Vivian Tseng provide an overview of eligibility details, required materials, and review criteria, as well as the background and broader goals of the William T. Grant Scholars program. Melissa and Vivian also take time to answer questions from attendees and share practical advice on how to prepare a competitive application.

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Applying for Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have launched a collaborative partnership, “Increasing the Use, Usefulness and Impact of Research about Youth.” This collaboration aims to advance theory and build empirical knowledge on ways to improve the use of research evidence by policymakers, agency leaders, organizational managers, intermediaries, and other […]

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Foundation News & Events

The Foundation is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team: Dwayne Linville, Director, Grantmaking Operations, and Melissa Wooten, Program Officer. Linville will lead the Grants Management Team. One of his primary responsibilities will be to ensure that the grants management system meets the needs of the Foundation’s applicants, grantees, and staff. He […]

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Foundation News & Events

We are very pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 Institutional Challenge Grant competition. The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build long-term research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To do so, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to […]

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Foundation News & Events

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the William T. Grant Scholars Program class of 2027. Eleven early-career researchers were selected from a pool of applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Fabienne Doucet, the program officer overseeing the program, said, “At such an unsettling time in the world, it […]

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Foundation News & Events

“Measuring Race and Racism in Studies of Research Use” is the fourth webinar in a series focused on bringing critical race perspectives to research that examines how to improve the use of research evidence in policy and practice. Past sessions have addressed the ways race matters for how research is used, what research is used, […]

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Foundation News & Events

Science has the potential to improve important outcomes for youth. But if the science generated isn’t used, we are failing to achieve our goal. In this webinar, Senior Program Officer Lauren Supplee and special guest Arthur Lupia of the National Science Foundation discuss our organizations’ shared interest in supporting studies of how to improve the […]

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Grant Announcements

We are proud to announce four new research grants for studies on reducing inequality. Approved at the Foundation’s October Board meeting, these awards will help build theory and empirical evidence on promising strategies for reducing inequality in the outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S. Sign up for the Foundation’s mailing list to […]

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Featured Grantee

Newcomer unaccompanied youth in the U.S. The United States defines an unaccompanied minor as an immigrant who is under the age of 18 and not in the care of a parent or legal guardian at the time of entry, who is left unaccompanied after entry, and who does not have a family member or legal […]

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Foundation News & Events

On October 28th, two panels of scholars participated in a virtual forum, From Understanding Inequality to Reducing Inequality. Exploring ways for social scientists to move beyond describing and quantifying the problem of inequality and to focus instead on ways to reduce it, panelists discussed pathways through which research may lead to large-scale social change. The […]

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Foundation News & Events

We’re pleased to announce that Hirokazu Yoshikawa has joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective October 2021. Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU. He is a community and developmental psychologist […]

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Featured Work

Although there are dots that have yet to be linked explicitly, the connection between fee-for-service reimbursement models and supply-induced demand is the sort of explanation one should expect to find when looking for the connection between system structure and disparity.

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Grant Announcements

We are proud to announce six new research grants, including four to support studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and two support studies on improving the use of research evidence. Approved at the Foundation’s June Board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. Sign up for the […]

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Applying for Grants

Community-engaged research is not the norm for social scientists. When it comes to faculty career advancement criteria, research institutions typically value studies that advance the field and generate publications more than collaborative knowledge-building that advances the public good. But research designed to address real-time policy and practice problems can be as methodologically rigorous as any […]

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