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Learn more about our work: Read the 2022 Annual Report

The Foundation’s 2022 Annual Report compiles lists of all new and active grants, provides an overview of the Foundation’s assets and spending, and includes reflections from our President and Board Chair.

Learn more about our work: Read the 2020 annual report

The most recent annual report, released today, compiles lists of all active grants, provides an overview of the Foundation’s assets and spending, and includes letters from our President and Board Chair.

Call for Proposals: Theories of Blackness, Indigeneity, and Racialization in Research to Reduce Inequality in the Lives of Young People

This small, one-time writing fellowship incorporates three components for each participating Writing Fellow: publication of an original chapter in an edited volume, participation in a writing workshop, and presentation of parts of each chapter in a facilitated webinar series. Fellows will receive writing support and editorial feedback, participate in a writing workshop, and present portions […]

Researcher-Policymaker Collaboration in COVID-19: Lessons Learned from Boston’s Summer Jobs Program

In this webinar, held by the American Youth Policy Forum, Alicia Modestino and Midori Morikawa, recipients of a recent Rapid Response Research grant, discuss strategies for developing a long-term researcher-policymaker relationship, including responsiveness to policymaker needs, co-creation of research agendas, and accessible translation of research findings.

Building Trust in Science Will Require Democratizing Evidence

In a new post published by The Hill, Vivian Tseng outlines how incorporating democratic principles will be key to building trust in science in the coming years, writing: “Democratizing evidence would foster an informed citizenry, in which those furthest from opportunity could influence the development and use of evidence to drive stronger government, policy, and […]

Institutional Challenge Grant 2020 Application Guidelines Available Now

The online application will open in early-June 2020. The application deadline is September 10, 2020, 3:00 PM EST.

2020 Application Guidelines Now Available for the 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.

Vivian Tseng on “No Jargon” Podcast, Episode 197: Making Research Matter

Vivian Tseng joins the Scholars Strategy Network No Jargon podcast to talk about how research has traditionally been used to shape education policy in the U.S. and how more recent approaches may pave the way toward “making research matter.” Listen: No Jargon, Episode 197: Making Research Matter

2020 Application Guidelines for Research Grants programs on Reducing Inequality and Improving the Use of Research Evidence are now available

“Seeing the light of evidence in dark times”

There are signs that data, evidence, and rigorous evaluation persist even in these dark times for science and public policy in the United States. What will it take to keep the light of evidence burning and ensure that the best science informs important decisions of our time? Adam Gamoran shares some ideas in this week’s […]

How Do You Get Academia to Value Education Research-Practitioner Partnerships? Make a Tenure Track

In EdWeek, Sarah D. Sparks talks to new Institutional Challenge Grant co-PI Allison Atteberry about how relationships between researchers and district leaders are evolving.

Upcoming Webinar: Applying for the Institutional Challenge Grant: Proposing Strategies to Foster Institutional Change

On April 24, at 12pm EST, join ICG selection committee members Adam Gamoran and Michael Gottfredson, and senior program officer Kim DuMont, for a discussion of how applicants might focus proposals for institutional change. The webinar will also address the ICG program’s goals, describe the application process, and provide an opportunity for questions and answers.

Just Released: 2019 William T. Grant Scholars Program Application Guide

Just released, the 2019 Scholars Program Application Guide details our research focus areas, as well as the eligibility requirements, application procedures, submission instructions, and selection criteria for Scholars awards.The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in […]

2017 Annual Report: Grantee Profiles, Reflections from Staff, and More

The Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report includes updates from our President and Board Chair, an account of our spending and endowment, and an index of all active grants. In addition, profiles of grantees across programs highlight the work we are supporting and the individuals and organizations that are carrying out research and programming to improve the […]

Just Released: Future of Children, Vol. 28, No. 1 – Reducing Justice System Inequality

Supported by a Foundation grant and edited by former director of the National Institute of Justice John Laub, this special issue takes stock of the policies, programs, and practices that may reduce inequality in the justice system for young people in the U.S.