William T. Grant Foundation – Institutional Challenge Grant (HFC)
Date: September 7, 2018
Time: All Day
Contact: Kendra Rose
Sponsor: Contracts and Grants
Funding Opportunity Number: Not applicable
Funding Organization's Deadline: September 7, 2018 3PM EST
Discipline/Subject Area: sustainable research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes
Funding Available($): 650,000 over 3 years
Description: The award supports research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Research institutions will need to address four important goals:
- Build a sustained institutional partnership with a public agency or nonprofit organization that serves young people in the United States.
- Pursue a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
- Create institutional change to value the partnership and its work.
- Develop the capacity of the partners to collaborate and use research evidence.
Applications are welcome from partnerships in youth-serving areas such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. We especially encourage proposals from teams with African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian American members in leadership roles. The partnership leadership team should include the principal investigator from the research institution and the lead from the public agency or nonprofit organization.
A unique and important requirement of this grant competition is institutional change. Research conducted within research-practice partnerships is too infrequently valued by research institutions. This makes it difficult to attract skilled, mid-career researchers to address questions that are relevant to policy and practice. We encourage research institutions to think critically about the incentives needed to encourage researchers experienced with building theory and empirical evidence to more effectively conduct joint work with policymakers and practitioners. Thought should be given to the structures and relationships required to facilitate high quality research and to support its use by partnerships.
OCG Note: Please note any changes to the funding opportunity including deadline dates may not be updated to this calendar. Please visit the Sponsor's website below for additional information.