GuidanceIn 2012, we issued our fourth RFP on the Interpretation, Acquisition and Use of Research Evidence in Policy and Practice. While applicants are still encouraged to refer to that document for guidance, they should apply through our research grants funding mechanism. They should also review the 2013 Research Grants Application Guide as well as our Frequently Asked Questions for Research Applicants.
The next deadline for submission of letters of inquiry is January 8, 2014, at 3:00 EST.
Eligibility CriteriaTo be eligible for consideration, applicants must:
- Be employed at a nonprofit institution, either in the United States or abroad. In most instances, these organizations will have 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, set up to receive and process grant awards. However, in rare cases, colleges or universities (such as Arizona State University) will not have 501(c)(3) tax exemption. If your institution fits into this category, we can instead accept an IRS determination letter which states that it is classified as a school under sections 509a1 and 170b1Aii of the IRS Code;
- Submit a project that is 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 United States; and
- Reflect high standards of evidence and rigorous methods, commensurate with the project's goals.