The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.
We’re pleased to announce six new research grants awarded in October, 2016. Five grants will focus on programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and one will focus on improving the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth.
Reflecting on the odds of upward mobility in light of a widening opportunity gap in the United States, Harvard’s Robert Putnam states simply: “Any notion that you can ‘pull yourself up by your boot straps’ sounds ridiculous now.”
Improving the Use of Research Evidence
We want to know what it takes to get research evidence used and what happens when it is used.
William T. Grant Scholar Joanna Williams writes, “When I reflect now on how my academic work matters, and will matter, for the real world, I remind myself that by bringing racial justice to the work I’m already doing, I can make it matter.”
Interview with the President