The Foundation‘s mission is to support research to improve the lives of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. One way that they pursue this mission is by investing in high-quality field-initiated studies on reducing inequality in youth outcomes.
The focus on reducing inequality grew out of the Foundation’s view that research can do more than help to understand the problem of inequality—it can generate effective responses. The Foundation believes that it is time to build stronger bodies of knowledge on how to reduce inequality in the United States and to move beyond the mounting research evidence about the scope, causes, and consequences of inequality.
Toward this end, they seek studies that aim to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices to reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. They prioritize studies about reducing inequality on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, language minority status, or immigrant origins.
Letter of Inquiry for this upcoming cycle are due August 4, 2020.