Foundation News & Events
Dr. Sidhu is a socio-behavioral scientist with an interest in using research evidence to influence policy and regulatory practices. She recently completed her postdoctoral studies at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she pursued research at the intersection of regulatory science, health communication, and program evaluation.
This year’s proposals include partnerships that will examine programs, policies, or practices that seek to reduce racial and economic disparities in K-12 educational outcomes; improve college enrollment, attendance, and completion among youth of color and youth from low-income families; divert youth from the juvenile justice system; and advance economic mobility for youth from low-income families and youth who are disconnected from education and employment.
We are proud to announce four new research grants, including three 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 October Board meeting, these grants will build theory and empirical evidence in our two focus areas. Sign up […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the finalists for the William T. Grant Scholars Program class of 2028. Eleven early-career researchers were selected from a pool of 43 applicants after a rigorous review by our staff and Selection Committee. Melissa Wooten, the program officer managing the program, said, “It’s very promising to […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to welcome Alex Doñé and Elizabeth Birr Moje to our our Board of Trustees. Alex Doñé is a Managing Director at Platinum Equity, where he is responsible for global functions related to strategic planning, investor capital development, and other firm leadership initiatives. Previously, he was the Deputy Comptroller […]
We are pleased to announce that Rosanna Aybar has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. In this role, Rosanna will continue to lead finance, human resources, and IT, and will also provide expanded support and strategic planning for overall strategy, legal matters, and grants management operations. “This promotion recognizes Rosanna’s momentous contributions […]
Someone asked me recently what I will miss the most about my time at the Foundation. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, I will miss the relationships and communities we have built together.
The William T. Grant Foundation is delighted to announce the return of Kimberly A. DuMont in the role of Senior Vice President of Program, effective October 1, 2022. Kim was previously employed at the Foundation from 2011-2020 as program officer and senior program officer. She was instrumental in the 2015 reshaping of the Foundation’s initiative […]
Yesterday, The Foundation for Child Development announced that Vivian Tseng would become its new president and chief executive officer. Here at the William T. Grant Foundation, the announcement comes with a mix of great pride at seeing her career advancement, and sorrow at the departure of a long-time leader of inestimable value. Vivian has served […]
The 21st Century Agenda for Research on Child Welfare and our Interest in Studies on Reducing Inequality
A new agenda for research on child welfare systems calls for bold new studies that meet the needs of the 21st Century child welfare system and improve the lives of our most vulnerable children, youth, and families. While there have been several research agendas for child welfare developed over the last decade, to our knowledge […]
The recent special collection of Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World began with a question: “If research is to make a difference in reducing inequality… how?” Offering new perspectives on ways that the social sciences can drive action and address large-scale social change, a new set of commentaries on the special collection outlines potential […]
Leveraging secondary data analysis to study how to improve the use of research evidence: A special funding interest for August 2022
With the increase in a variety of secondary data sources related to the use of research evidence and the growth of new methods and measures used in research on the use of research evidence, opportunities abound for those studying URE to advance the field. In response, for the August 2022 Officers’ research grants cycle, we […]
President’s Comment: The Annual AERA Conference and the Future of Education Research
Like many, I am finally returning to live conferences after a hiatus of two years. Despite the still-ongoing pandemic, I am excited for the chance, with appropriate COVID protocols, to interact in person, to hear new ideas, and to share with others the latest aims and activities of the William T. Grant Foundation. The largest […]
The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to announce the newest class of William T. Grant Scholars. 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 […]
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Spencer Foundation, and William T. Grant Foundation Award Grants to Three Partnerships Addressing Social Issues
These grants leverage the power and networks of universities to reduce inequality in youth outcomes, a persisting challenge that has become even more severe during the COVID-19 pandemic.