William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated Grants program

William T. Grant Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry for its Investigator Initiated Grants program

Deadline: January 5, 2012 (Letters of Inquiry)


 

The William T. Grant Foundation, which supports research to understand and
improve the everyday settings of youth between the ages of 8 and 25 in the
United States, 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 its use 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 ages 8 to 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 of two to three years. Newly initiated experiments
in which settings are randomly assigned to condition often have higher
awards ranging up to $1.5 million.

http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/funding_opportunities/research_grants/inve
stigator_initiated_grants

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