Youth-Focused Research Partnership Between NSF and William T. Grant Foundation

The U.S. National Science Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation are launching a collaborative partnershipsupporting research that can improve the lives of youth. “Increasing the Use, Usefulness, and Impact of Research About Youth” aims to increase the effectiveness of youth-centered research and its capacity to foster widespread societal benefits. The partnership invites research proposals that can provide decision-makers and other leaders with new discoveries and evidence that are timely and relevant to local and national challenges faced by youth. Multiple types of fundamental research will be supported, including those that can increase the uptake and public value of interventions for youth-related issues such as school violence, mental health, and inequality in educational outcomes. NSF will manage the effort through its Science of Science: Discovery, Communication, and Impact program. The William T. Grant foundation will manage the effort through their Improving the Use of Research Evidence grant program. More information is available in the Dear Colleague Letter.