Institutional Challenge Grants for youth-serving partnerships – Sep 10

Posted by William T. Grant Foundation on September 1, 2020

W.T. Grant Foundation Accepting Applications for Institutional Challenge Grant

With the aim of reducing inequality in youth outcomes, the W.T. Grant Foundation’s Institutional Challenge Grant program supports university-based research institutes, schools, and centers in building sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for a grant of $650,000 over three years from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development for proposals that address four goals: build a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit organization that serves young people ages 5-25 in the United States; pursue a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes; create institutional change within the research institution to value the partnership and its work; and develop the capacity of the partners to collaborate on producing and using research evidence. Teams with African-American, Latinx, Native American, and Asian-American members in leadership roles are encouraged to apply.

The funding will include:

  • 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-or two half-time mid-career fellows per year for two years. In addition, universities are required to commit to a 1:2 match on the mid-career fellows: the grant pays for two full-time equivalent (FTE) fellows, and universities are required to fund one additional FTE fellow. All fellows must be mid-career.
  • 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.
  • Indirect cost allowance of up to 15 percent of total direct costs.
  • Applications are due by September 10 at 3:00 PM EST.

For grant program details and complete application guidelines, see the W.T. Grant Foundation website.

Deadline: September 10, 2020

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