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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Improving the Use of Research Evidence

Deadline: August 1, 2019

The research grants programs support high-quality, field-initiated studies that are relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Research proposals are evaluated on the basis of their fit with a given focus area; the strength and feasibility of their designs, methods, and analyses; their potential to inform change; and their contribution to theory and empirical evidence. The Foundation supports research within two focus areas. Researchers interested in applying for a research grant must select one focus area:

  • Improving the Use of Research Evidence. In this focus area, the Foundation supports research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence is used in ways that benefit youth. It is particularly interested in research on improving the use of research evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
  • Reducing Inequality. In this focus area, the Foundation supports research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, especially on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins. It is interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.

Amount: Research grants on improving the use of research evidence range between $100,000-$1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support. Officers’ research grants range from $5,000-$50,000.

Eligibility: Tax-exempt organizations.

Link: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants-improving-use-research-evidence

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