Deadline: 1 August 2018
William T. Grants Foundation is seeking applications for its Research Grants which 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.
The Foundation invests significant time and resources in capacity-building for grantees and provide opportunities for connections with other scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. It also organize targeted learning communities, such as annual meeting for grantees working on the use of research evidence.
Researchers interested in applying for research grants must select one focus area:
- Reducing Inequality:
- In this focus area, foundation supports research to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes, particularly on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status.
- The foundation is interested in research on programs, policies, and practices to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.
- Improving the Use of Research Evidence:
- In this focus area, foundation support research to identify, build, and test strategies to ensure that research evidence reaches the hands of decision makers, responds to their needs, and is used in ways that benefit youth.
- The foundation is particularly interested in research on improving the use of evidence by state and local decision makers, mid-level managers, and intermediaries.
- Research grants in the reducing inequality focus area typically range between $100,000 and $600,000 and cover two to three years of support.
- Research grants in the improving the use of research evidence focus area range between $100,000 and $1,000,000 and cover two to four years of support.
- Officers’ Research grants:
- Officers’ research grants are a separate funding mechanism for smaller projects with budgets ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
- Some are stand-alone projects; others build off of larger projects.
- All must fit one of the foundation’s research focus areas.
- Research project advances the Foundation’s interests in understanding programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality or improving the use of research evidence.
- Research project has compelling relevance for programs, policies, and practices affecting youth ages 5-25 in the U.S.
- Funds primarily support research activities, not intervention or service costs.
- Applicant is employed at a tax-exempt organization.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website
Eligible Country: U.S
For further information, please visit wtgrantfoundation.