William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for Institutional Challenge Grant – Sep 10
Posted by William T. Grant Foundation on August 18, 2020
The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for its Institutional Challenge Grant award.
The award supports university-based research institutes, schools, and centers in building sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. To that end, the foundation seeks proposals that align with four goals: building of a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit organization that serves young people ages 5 to 25 in the United States; pursuit of a joint research agenda aimed at reducing inequality in youth outcomes; changing the culture within the research institution to value the partnership and its work; and developing the capacity of the partners to collaborate on producing and using research evidence.
Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. Proposals are especially encouraged from teams with African American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian American members in leadership roles.
The award will provide $650,000 over three years, including up to $50,000 for up to nine months of joint planning activities (e.g., refining protocols for partnering, selecting fellows, finalizing partnership and data sharing agreements, etc.); fellowship support for the equivalent of one full-time or two half-time mid-career fellows for two years; up to three years of support for the partnership to conduct and use research to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; resources to advance the proposed institutional shifts and capacities of both partners; and an indirect cost allowance of up to 15 percent of total direct costs. Recipients of the award will have the opportunity to apply for a funded two-year continuation grant in order to solidify the partnership and institutional changes.
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