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Funding Opportunities

Research Grants

The William T. Grant Foundation funds studies that support our Current Research Interests. Applicants should review the resources provided on our website before submitting their letters of inquiry. Letters of inquiry are accepted three times per year.
Reducing Inequality

We support high-quality empirical studies to increase our knowledge of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequalities in youth development. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The subsequent deadline will be on August 5, 2014.

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Understanding the Use of Research Evidence

We also support studies to increase our understanding of when and how research evidence is used in policy and practice, and ways to improve that process. The next deadline for letters of inquiry is May 6, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The subsequent deadline will be on August 5, 2014.

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Webinars for Applicants

The William T. Grant Foundation held three webinars to discuss the its research interests and implications for applicants. Archived footage is accessible below.


For Research Grants Applicants:

Access archived video here.
Session was held on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. 

For William T. Grant Scholars Applicants:
Access archived video here.
Session was held on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Grants by Area

The documents below provide a curated and detailed presentation of our current and recently completed grants.

Scholars Program

The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports early-career researchers by funding five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and a commitment to continued professional development.