William T. Grant Foundation invites applications for youth social setting research projects
August 16, 2013
Researchers and youth organizations pay attention to this one!
The William T. Grant Foundation is making available grants ranging from $100,000 to $600,000 to be awarded to support research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States….
Deadline: January 8, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry)
The New York City-based William T. Grant Foundation supports research designed to understand and improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the United States. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated Grants program.
The program is designed to support high-quality research projects that address the foundation’s current research interests — enhancing the understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved; and when, how, and under what conditions research evidence is used in policy and practice that affect youth, and how the uses of that evidence can be improved.
Social settings are defined as the social environments in which youth experience daily life. These include environments with clear boundaries such as classrooms, schools, and youth-serving organizations; and those with less prescribed boundaries such as neighborhoods or other settings in which youth interact with peers, family members, and other adults.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad. Proposed projects must be consistent with the foundation’s current research interests; address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, policy, and/or practice affecting the settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the U.S.; and reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods.
Investigator-initiated grants usually range from $100,000 to $600,000 for projects lasting two to three years.
Visit the Grant Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, application procedures, information on previously funded projects, and an FAQ.