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Youth Research for Action Grant Competition

Grants to USA High School Students
and Other Youth for Research Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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What Kids Can Do, Inc.

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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA high-school students and youth in community-based organizations for research projects on relevant problems or issues. Each project should involve a team of at least three students or youth, supported by 1–2 teachers or adults. The project should demonstrate the capacity to reflect, analyze, and create new knowledge that can improve schools and communities.

To be eligible for consideration, the project must:

-Target a problem or issue meaningful to the youth/school/community and that shows promise of having real impact.
-Lead participants through an extended period of research that includes a formulation of the problem, a research design, data collection and analysis, and the creation of a final product(s).
-Put youth in a leadership role, including being the primary authors of the grant proposal.
-Culminate in a community presentation and a plan for next steps.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148572

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Term of Contract:

Youth research teams are expected to begin their work in early January 2015 and complete their final projects by June 30, 2015.


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The competition is open to teams of public high school students nationwide, along with youth in community-based organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply, download the attached file.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
(401) 247-7665

P.O. Box 603252
Providence, RI 02906

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming