Research to Understand Inequality

Posted by William T. Grant Foundation on February 1, 2016

William T. Grant Foundation Seeks Applications for Research to Understand Inequality

In recent years, inequality in the United States has become increasingly pervasive. At the same time, prospects for social mobility have gotten worse. The William T. Grant Foundation believes that the research community can play a critical role in reversing this trend. To that end, the foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of youth between the ages of 5 and 25, is accepting applications for research projects designed to advance understanding in the area of inequalities in youth development and/or to increase understanding of how research is acquired, understood, and used, as well as the circumstances that shape its use in decision-making.

Through its Understanding Inequality 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 for youth. Priority will be given to projects related to inequality on the basis of economic, racial/ethnic, and language backgrounds, although research that explores other areas of inequality also will be considered. The foundation prefers projects that incorporate data from multiple sources and/or involve multi-disciplinary teams.

To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the William T. Grant Foundation website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and an FAQ.


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