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Institutional Challenge Grant

Grant to a USA University-Based Research Institute, School,
or Center for Research Partnerships to Reduce Youth Inequality

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Funding Source:

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William T. Grant Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/10/20 3:00 PM EST

Description:

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Grant to a USA university-based research institute, school, or center to foster youth-focused research partnerships with nonprofit organizations or public agencies. The purpose of the program is to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Eligible partnerships will focus on serving youth in the areas of justice, education, mental health, child welfare, workforce development, and immigration. Funding is intended to support planning activities, fellowship support, and research.

Proposals are encouraged especially 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.

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 ages 5-25 in the United States.
  • Pursue a joint research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
  • Create institutional change within the research institution to value the partnership and its work.
  • Develop the capacity of the partners to collaborate on producing and using research evidence.

For more details about the program goals, see http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2020/04/2020-Guidelines-Institutional-Challenge-Grant.pdf#page=6

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186088

Number of Grants:

There will be only one award per cycle.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The award will provide $650,000 in support of:

- Up to $50,000 for 6-9 months of joint planning activities (e.g., refining protocols for partnering, selecting fellows, finalizing partnership agreements, etc.).
- Fellowship support for the equivalent of one full-time or two half-time fellows per year, for two years. In addition, the research institution must contribute the equivalent of one full-time or two half-time fellows for the equivalent of a one-year, full-time term.
- Up to three years of support for the partnership to conduct research to reduce inequality in youth outcomes.
- Resources to advance the proposed institutional shifts and capacities of both partners.
- Indirect cost allowance of up to 15 percent of total direct costs.

Term of Contract:

The award spans the period of three years. Recipients of the award will have the opportunity to apply for a two-year continuation grant in order to solidify the partnership and institutional changes.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible research institutions:
The award will be made to an organization, not to an individual. Organizations can include university-based research institutes, schools, or centers. Grants are limited without exception to tax-exempt organizations. Please note that research organizations, think tanks, and other institutions that sit outside of the academy are no longer eligible to apply.

Eligible principal investigators:
The principal investigator should be a leader at the research institution. Applicant should have visibility, influence on institutional policies and practices, and access to the resources needed to optimize and implement the award. Applicant should also possess the skills needed to cultivate trusting relationships with leaders from the partner public agency or nonprofit organization and to ensure the conduct of high-quality research.

Eligible public agencies or nonprofit organizations:
Eligible public agencies include state or local agencies and their departments and divisions. Nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations are eligible if they are open to the general public and provide services for youth ages 5 to 25 in the United States. Eligible agencies and organizations engage in work relevant to youth in the areas of education, justice, child welfare, mental health, immigration, or workforce development and have the resources needed to implement and optimize the award.

Eligible leaders from the public agency or nonprofit organization:
Leaders from the public agency or nonprofit organization should have the authority and influence required to successfully institutionalize the partnership and the use of research evidence in the agency or organization’s work.

For details on eligible partnerships and eligibility for fellows, see: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/library/uploads/2020/04/2020-Guidelines-Institutional-Challenge-Grant.pdf#page=14

Pre-Application Information:

Online application opens early June, 2020.
All applications are due by September 10, 2020, at 3:00 PM EST.
Finalists interviews: February 2, 2021

Application Review Process:
-Staff screen abstracts.
-The Committee chooses finalists
-The PI and leader from the public agency or private nonprofit organization are invited to submit a written response and attend an interview in New York City with the selection committee on February 2, 2021.
- Following the interviews, the Selection Committee chooses at least one Institutional Challenge Grant recipient.
-The application is presented for approval by the Board of Trustees at its March
meeting.

The research institution needs to commit to provide a match of one full-time equivalent fellow for one-year and the presence of sufficient resources to carry out the proposed work.

Resources for applicants: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/institutional-challenge-grant/resources-for-applicants

FAQs: http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/institutional-challenge-grant/faq

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

William T. Grant Foundation
60 E. 42nd Street 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10165
T 212.752.0071
F 212.752.1398
info@wtgrantfdn.org

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