The William T. Grant Foundation is pleased to let you know of a funding opportunity that may be of interest to you and/or your colleagues. We are one of the few foundations that exclusively funds research, and one of the only to support research that studies the uptake of research evidence in policy, programs, and practice. As we enter the second phase of this work, we are interested in learning strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit young people.
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.
Section on Children and Youth