In recent years, inequality in the United States has become pervasive. At the same time, prospects for social mobility have decreased. The William T. Grant Foundation believes that the research community can play a critical role in reversing these trends.
To that end, the foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages 5 and 25, is accepting applications in support of research projects designed to advance understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development and/or increase understanding of how research is acquired, understood, and used, as well as the circumstances that shape its use in decision making.
Through its Research program, the foundation will award grants of up to $600,000 in support of research focused on ways to reduce disparities in academic, behavioral, social, and economic outcomes among youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language background, but research that explores other areas of inequality will also be considered (based on a compelling case for its impact).
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