The William T. Grant Foundation is excited to announce a new funding opportunity for research institutions working in partnership with youth-serving organizations in a range of systems, such as education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, and workforce development. The Institutional Challenge Grant encourages research institutions to build sustained research-practice partnerships with public agencies or nonprofit organizations in order to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
To do so, research institutions will need to build the capacity of researchers to produce relevant work and the capacity of agency and nonprofit partners to use research. Equally important, research institutions will need to shift their policies and practices to value collaborative research.
Starting in 2017, one $650,000, three-year Institutional Challenge Grant will be awarded annually to an eligible research institution that partners with a state or local agency department and division or a nonprofit organization that is open to the general public. There is the possibility of a two-year funded extension.
The online application will open on June 15, 2017 and full proposals are due on September 12. The application guide is available for download at http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/institutional-challenge-grant.