The research grants program of the William T. Grant Foundation supports high-quality field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people in the United States.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications in support of research projects designed to advance understanding of inequality in youth outcomes and/or improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people.
The foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 over two or three years in support of research designed to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status. The foundation is particularly interested in research on programs, policies, and practices with the potential to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.
To improve the use of research evidence, the foundation will award up to $1 million over two to four years to identify, build, and test strategies that ensure that research evidence reaches the hands of decision makers, responds to their needs, and is used in ways that benefit youth. The foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
See the William T. Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ.