|Research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 |
Deadline: May 3, 2023, 3PM EST
$100,000-$1,000,000 over 2-4 years for Research Grants to Improve Research Evidence
$100,000-$600,000 over 2-3 years for Research Grants to Reduce Inequality
Application: LOI requires an online application and narrative of up to five pages. Invitations to submit 25-page full proposals typically come within eight weeks of the LOI deadline. The full process takes 10-15 months.
IDC Rate: 15%
Informational Webinar: February 23, 2023, 12PM, ET, click here to register
Application Guides for:
Improving Research Evidence
Foundation Relations’ intel on William T. Grant Foundation
|Improving the Use of Research Evidence Program Details:|
The foundation seeks research studies on strategies to improve the use, usefulness and impact of research evidence in ways that benefit youth ages 5-25 in the U.S. The foundation is interested in knowing what it takes to produce useful research evidence, what it takes to get research used and what happens when research is used. W.T. Grant has a particular interest in research on ways to improve the use of research evidence by state and local policymakers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries. The foundation states that these decision-makers play important roles in deciding which programs, practices and tools to adopt.
The W.T. Grant Foundation is interested in studies that focus on one of the following objectives:Build, identify or test ways to improve the use of existing research evidenceBuild, identify, or test ways to facilitate producing new research evidence that responds to decision-makers’ needsTests whether and under what conditions using research evidence improves decision-making and youth outcomesWhere appropriate, the W.T. Grant Foundation values improving research evidence studies that:harness the learning potential of mixed methods and interdisciplinary workinvolve practitioners or policymakers in meaningful ways to shape the research questionsinterpret preliminary and final results and communicate implications for policy and practicecombine senior and junior staff in ways that facilitate mentoring of junior staffare led by members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in academic fieldsgenerate data useful to other researchers and make such data available for public usedemonstrate significant creativity and potential to advance the field, for example by introducing new research paradigms or extending existing methods, measures and analytic tools to allow for comparison across studies.
Applicant Resources for Improving the Use of Research Evidence
Studying Ways to Improve the Use of Research Evidence: Is Your Proposal a Good Fit?
Studying Ways to Improve the Use of Research Evidence: Presenting a Strong Rationale in Your ApplicationProposing Studies to Examine Robust Strategies for Improving the Use of Research Evidence (Webinar Recording)Studying the Use of Research Evidence: A Review of Methods
Reducing Inequality Program Details:
The W.T. Grant Foundation is interested in research studies that build, test or increase understanding of programs, policies or practices that reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral or economic outcomes of young people ages 5-25 in the U.S. who represent dimensions along race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status or of immigrant origin. The foundations states that it supports:Descriptive studies that describe, explore, or explain how programs, practices or policies reduce inequalityIntervention studies that provide causal evidence on the effectiveness of programs or policies for reducing inequalityMeasurement development studies that can enhance the work of researchers, practitioners, or policymakers to reduce inequalityThe Foundation is particularly interested in research to uproot systemic racism and the structural foundations of inequality that limit the life chances of young people. Studies might examine how structural responses improve outcomes for youth or the mechanisms through which such change occurs. (See page 3 in Research Grants on Reducing Inequality Application Guide for examples of studies.)
Where appropriate, the W.T. Grant Foundation values reducing inequality studies that:harness the learning potential of mixed methods and interdisciplinary work;involve practitioners or policymakers in meaningful ways to shape the research questions, interpret preliminary and final results, and communicate their implications for policy and practice;combine senior and junior staff in ways that facilitate mentoring of junior staff;are led by members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in academic fields;generate data useful to other researchers and make such data available for public use; anddemonstrate significant creativity and the potential to advance the field by, for example, introducing new research paradigms or extending existing measures.
Applicant Resources for Reducing Inequality
Proposing Research on Reducing Inequality: Is Your Study a Fit?
Letters of Inquiry to Propose Research on Reducing Inequality: Identifying the Lever for Change
Changing the Conversation About Inequality – The First Step: Writing the Letter of Inquiry
Changing the Conversation About Inequality: Proposing Research on Reducing Inequality