Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Recognizing that findings about programs and practices that reduce inequality will have limited societal impact until the structures that create inequality in the first place have been overturned, the William T. Grant Foundation is particularly interested in research to combat systemic racism and the structural foundations of inequality that limit the life chances of young people. Such research shifts the focal point of change from individuals to social institutions and examines how institutions might be altered to dislodge the deep roots of inequality and develop a way forward toward greater equity.
Join us for a webinar on November 9 as Program Officer Jenny Irons will discuss the Foundation's focus on reducing inequality and share guidance for prospective applicants interested in studying strategies to address inequality's structural roots. Irons will be joined by grantees Matthew Desmond (Princeton University) and Cecilia Ayón (University of California, Riverside), who will expound on the different system-level factors at the center of their respective studies, their methodological approaches, and challenges and opportunities for the field.
The William T. Grant Foundation invests in high-quality research focused on reducing inequality in youth outcomes and improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people in the United States.