William T. Grant Announce Winners of 2019 Institutional Challenge Grant Competition
The William T. Grant and Spencer Foundations are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Institutional Challenge Grant competition. This year’s winners are the University of Toronto to work in partnership with the Puerto Rico Department of Education, and the University of Colorado Boulder to work in partnership with the Denver Public Schools.
The Institutional Challenge Grant was created to encourage research institutions to build and sustain research-practice partnerships that pursue a research agenda to reduce inequality in youth outcomes. Equally important, research institutions must shift their policies and incentives to value collaborative work and help build the capacity of the partner organization to use evidence from research in its decision making.
Adam Gamoran, president of the William T. Grant Foundation, said, “I am very excited that the Spencer Foundation has joined us for this year’s competition. We received many excellent proposals, making it exceptionally difficult to select a single applicant to receive the grant. I am delighted that we could present awards to two deserving winners.”
“We are pleased to add our support in a year with such strong applicants in education and excited about the potential these projects have to advance more equitable outcomes for students,” said Spencer President Na’ilah Suad Nasir...