William T. Grant Research Grants on Reducing Inequality

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The William T. Grant Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. They pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.

Toward this end, they seek studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. Studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins are prioritized.

Proposals for studies are evaluated based on their fit with our interests in reducing inequality; 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 does not have a preference for a particular research design or method.  We support studies from a range of disciplines, fields, and methodologies, and we encourage investigations into various systems, including justice, housing, child welfare, mental health, and education. The most competitive proposals often incorporate data from multiple sources and often involve multi-disciplinary teams.

Major research grants on reducing inequality typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support. Officers’ research grants on reducing inequality are a separate funding mechanism for smaller projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.

Deadline: 8/4/21