Finding Funding in the Social Sciences: Meet the William T. Grant Foundation (2021)

The William T. Grant Foundation, in partnership with the Office of Research and Foundation Relations, will present a workshop to help acquaint researchers at BU with the Foundation’s mission, funding priorities, programs, and grant application protocols.

William T. Grant cared deeply about the development and well-being of young people. The Foundation was established to support research that could contribute to “human betterment and social progress.” The Foundation funds research that increases our understanding of: (1) the programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and (2) how to improve the use of research evidence by policymakers and practitioners.

Workshop participants will:

  1. Learn about the William T. Grant Foundation’s mission, priorities, and grant programs
  2. Understand the Foundation’s application cycles and evaluation processes, including letters of inquiry and proposal stages
  3. Learn how BU’s Office of Research and Foundation Relations can help support faculty interested in applying to and engaging with the Foundation
  4. Understand how the Foundation engages with applicants and prefers to build relationships with grantees.

Jenny Irons, Program Officer at William T. Grant Foundation, will present this moderated discussion, which will include a presentation and Q&A session.

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