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William T. Grant Foundation: Research Grants on Reducing Inequality to Improve Lives of Young People in United States

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 22, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on January 8, 2020
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The Foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States.
One way that we pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.
We prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.

Applications must
1) Identify a specific inequality in youth outcomes, and show that the outcomes are currently unequal by engaging with the extant literature on the causes and consequences of inequality
2) Make a compelling case for the basis of inequality the study will address
3) Articulate how findings from applicants research will help build, test, or increase understanding of a specific program, policy, or practice to reduce the specific inequality that they have identified.

a) are made to tax-exempt organizations
b) range from US$100,000 - U$600,000
c) cover 2-3 yrs

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Our focus on reducing inequality grew out of our view that research can do more than help us understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses.

The next deadline for letters of inquiry is January 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm EST.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Nov 23, 2019
Nov 23, 2019

Thanks, Ana.