[Air-L] Fwd: William T. Grant Foundation Offers Support for Research Projects Addressing Youth Social Settings

danah boyd aoir.z3z at danah.org
Fri Nov 11 08:32:09 PST 2011

This may be of interest to some of you.  (I know nothing else about it.)

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William T. Grant Foundation Offers Support for Research Projects Addressing Youth Social Settings
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.

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