Our new focus includes:
• Investigations to identify and test the structural and social conditions that foster more routine and constructive uses of existing research evidence.
• Studies to identify and test the incentives, structures, and relationships that facilitate the production of new research evidence that responds to decision making needs.
• Studies that investigate whether and under what conditions using high quality research evidence improves decision making and youth outcomes.
Quick facts about funding:
• Focus Areas: Our two research interests, reducing inequality and the use of research evidence, are focused on young people between ages 5 and 25.
• Award amount: $100,000 to $1,000,000 for two to four years of support
• Letters of Inquiry: Three per year: January, May, and August. The next deadline for LOIs is August 4, 2016. About 5 percent of the letters result in funding.
• Eligibility: Open to researchers at all stages of their career. All applicants must be employed by a tax-exempt institution. Grants are made to the organization, not the individual
•Domains: We generally support studies in education, child welfare, and justice.
+ We value projects that are led by/include members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in academic fields.
We are very excited about this initiative, and invite you to participate and/or share this announcement with colleagues. You can find our updated research grants application guideline and supplementary guidance at: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants.