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2015 American Associates of the STS forum Special Opportunities $25,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 6
Description: For general support
Abstract: Science and technology have developed rapidly to contribute to raising living standards and increased economic development, but these innovations have also given rise to problems, including climate change, chemical weapons, issues in bio-ethics, and privacy in information and communications technology. These negative factors must be controlled while the positive side of science and technology must be further developed. The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum was established to solve this challenging modern conflict, through a worldwide conference attended by not only scientists but also business leaders, policy makers, and opinion leaders. With Corporation support, the American Associates of the STS forum, established in November 2010, will serve as a link between the group’s American constituencies and the STS forum Headquarters in Japan and will support the activities of the forum throughout the year.
2015 Foreign Policy Association, Inc. Special Opportunities $25,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: As a one-time grant for the "Great Decisions" in the Public Libraries Program
Link: http://www.fpa.org
Abstract: Founded in 1918, The Foreign Policy Association (FPA), a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinions on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. FPA’s program, Great Decisions, is the largest grassroots discussion forum in the United States. Topics include Russian Foreign Policy, Privacy in the Digital Age, and U.S. Policy Toward Africa. In preparation for discussion forums, participants read the Great Decisions briefing book and afterwards complete opinion ballots. The results are compiled in FPA’s National Opinion Ballot Report that is disseminated to Congress, the White House, and media outlets. Corporation funding will allow FPA to print additional copies of the briefing book for distribution to approximately 9,000 public libraries in the United States, thus broadening the organization’s outreach.
2015 Reset Dialogues, U.S. International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $25,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For a forum entitled "The Political Culture of Post 1991 - Russia: Questioning the Legacy of the Past and the Sources of a Democratic Future"
Link: http://www.resetdoc.org
Abstract: The current political situation in Russia raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies. To get to the root causes, it is important to understand Russia’s post-Soviet history and its drivers of change. Building on a ten-year experience in promoting intercultural dialogues, Reset-Dialogues on Civilizations plans to launch a forum on the evolution of the Russian political thought. The forum will begin with a two-day workshop in Berlin, to be organized in collaboration with European and American partners, including the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, the Harvard Cold War History Project, the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and others. It will bring together leading historians, political theorists, and sociologists dealing with Russian society and history, as well as prominent figures from Russia to begin a conversation about the Soviet Union's cultural legacy, the Russian political developments since 1991, and the roots of Russia’s attitudes toward the "West."
2015 University of Cape Town International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $49,900
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 19
Description: For curation and dissemination of the Center of Innovation in Learning and Teaching’s open educational resources
Link: www.uct.ac.za
Abstract: As the demands for African higher education intensify to accommodate Africa’s growing youth population, new forms of educational delivery and open scholarship are required. The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town, is the continent’s leading educational technology organization working at the intersection of curricula development, staff development and learning technologies. As it researches and provides new forms of educational delivery to the academic community in an African context, the demand for its resources is increasing, evidenced by faculty usage and downloads of its materials. With this grant, CILT seeks to develop a curation, dissemination and implementation strategy for the unit, to ensure that the online availability of its resources is institutionalized.
2015 New York University Special Opportunities $50,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For support of the Center for Health and Human Rights at the New York University, School of Medicine
Link: www.nyu.edu
2015 University of Notre Dame Special Opportunities $50,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 3
Description: For a project on learning the lessons of the Vietnam War
Link: www.nd.edu
Abstract: In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. escalation of the Vietnam war and the first major anti-war protests, the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the History Department at New York University will convene a scholarly conference on "The Vietnam War: Assessing the Critical Lessons" in Washington D.C., featuring former officials, scholars, and public intellectuals. Papers from the conference will be edited into a volume for publication by a major academic press. A public event will follow the next day to analyze the role of the anti-war movement and reflect upon its breadth and diversity. This event will emphasizes the importance of dissent as a respected, mainstream tradition of American democracy. Corporation funding is requested to support these two linked events.
2015 University of Pennsylvania International Program $50,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 4
Description: For a series of regional and global think tank summits
Link: www.gse.upenn.edu
Abstract: Since 2013, the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tank and Civil Society Program has been organizing a series of regional and global "think tank summits" bringing together leadership from top-ranked think tanks for networking, reflection, and discussions on pressing issues. The First Africa Think Tank Summit was held in February 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa with over fifty leading think tanks from twenty-five countries. It generated a set of important recommendations in four areas: capacity development, knowledge sharing and networking, resource mobilization, and regionally based initiatives and partnerships. Corporation support is requested for a follow-on summit to take stock of progress towards implementing these recommendations.
2015 Teach For All National Program, Urban and Higher Education Strengthening Human Capital $50,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For convening a roundtable on how to best grow great teachers.
Link: http://teachforall.org/en
Abstract: Over the last three years, Teach For All has studied "transformational teachers" – teachers whose students are defying the statistics and working their way to an enduring path to self-determination and broadened opportunities. From these teachers and students, Teach For All has developed a solid understanding of what transformational learning and leadership takes. Yet, Teach For All has found that its growing clarity about what it takes for a classroom to be transformational in the lives of students is outpacing its clarity about how to grow people to act on that understanding. To catalyze progress on how we nurture transformational classroom leaders, Teach For All will host a "Roundtable on How We Best Grow Great Teachers" on April 22 and 23, 2015 in New York City. This interactive event will bring together approximately fifty highly respected thinkers from inside and outside of the Teach For All network to investigate the question: What assumptions are we, and should we, be making about how to grow teachers’ knowledge, skills, and mindsets in order to develop the classroom and system leaders our partner organizations aspire for? Teach For All intends to leverage the outcomes of this project to inform its support to partner organizations in more than thirty-five countries while also influencing the extended education community.
2015 Salzburg Global Seminar International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $100,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 9
Description: For the "Youth Economics and Violence" conference
Link: www.salzburgseminar.org
Abstract: In many countries with large youth populations, there has been a notable increase in violence, internal conflict, crime, and other markers of instability, including recruitment to extremist groups and terrorist networks. Policymakers need to develop a fuller understanding of their youth populations in order to design and implement preemptive and responsive systems to nurture and constructively channel youth energies. Support for this proposal would allow the Salzburg Global Seminar (Salzburg) to design and convene a strategic intervention to address the peace and security implications of burgeoning youth populations and marginalized youth in key regions around the world, including the Middle East and North Africa region.
2015 Colorado Christian University National Program, Democracy and Civic Integration Immigrant Civic Integration $100,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For a conservative outreach project on immigration
Link: http://www.ccu.edu
2015 Columbia University Special Opportunities $150,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative for Arts, Letters and Journalism
Link: www.columbia.edu
Abstract: The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes. With the newspaper industry in crisis and funding for the humanities dwindling, the anniversary presents an opportunity for a renewed celebration of American scholarship, cultural production, literature, and journalism. With Corporation support, Columbia University, in collaboration with state humanities councils and Pulitzer Prize winners, will enable groups from around the country to host their own Pulitzer-inspired events and projects. These "campfires" will vary in size and scope -- some councils may design projects that will blanket the state with low-cost programs such as reading and discussion sessions, while others will choose to hold larger-scale conferences or festivals. The goal of the program is to enhance the relationship between the intellectual activity of journalism and the networks of conversation among ordinary citizens.
2015 Envision Excellence in STEM Education National Program, Urban and Higher Education $175,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 6
Description: For updating a science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school design toolkit
Link: http://www.envisionstem.org
2015 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace International Program, International Peace and Security, National Program $200,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 18
Description: For a project on cybersecurity
Link: www.ceip.org
Abstract: Few issues are of greater interest to the security community than the future of cyber warfare. This grant will support an ongoing track two process aimed at understanding how senior government officials, both serving and recently retired, in the United States and the United Kingdom, France, China, Israel, and India view challenges posed by offensive cyber warfare. The goal is to assess whether states with cyber capabilities can and should develop voluntary restraints on offensive cyber-warfare operations, and which restraints could be meaningful and acceptable. This could take the form of unilateral commitments, bilateral or multilateral understandings, or other policy instruments including, perhaps in the distant future, treaties. This grant will foster connections between policy-makers, technologists, and military strategists; to date the "siloing" of these practitioners has impeded sound policy.
2015 Immigrant Justice Corps National Program, Strengthening US Democracy, Democracy and Civic Integration Immigrant Civic Integration $200,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 18
Description: For general support
Link: http://www.justicecorps.org
Abstract: Although naturalized U.S. citizens enjoy nearly all of the same privileges and responsibilities as native-born Americans, other immigrants—including lawful permanent residents and the undocumented—are much more vulnerable. These immigrants are not guaranteed legal defense in immigration courts and are often forced to navigate the complex world of immigration law on their own or with the help of a lawyer who is not trained in this rather specialized area of the law. Providing an immigrant with a lawyer trained in this area dramatically increases the likelihood they will improve their legal status—whether applying for legal citizenship, permanent status, or deferred action under President Obama’s recent Executive Actions. With Corporation support, Immigrant Justice Corps will offer fellowships to recent law school graduates to work with immigrant-serving organizations where they will represent underserved immigrant communities in immigration court. Founded in 2014 by Robert Katzmann, Chief Judge of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Immigrant Justice Corps will also begin the process of expanding to serve immigrant communities beyond New York City.
2015 Global Platform for Syrian Students Special Opportunities $400,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 17
Description: For the Emergency Scholarship Programme for Syrian students
Link: http://www.globalplatformforsyrianstudents.org
Abstract: Humanitarian efforts are focused on assisting countries near Syria in coping with basic needs and refugee pressures, but very few resources are directed towards higher education. Instead, it is perceived as a luxury when families are struggling to find food, assistance, and shelter. Even so, Syria needs its students to continue their university education so that, even in the midst of crisis, the country could produce the leadership and knowledge necessary for a successful future. The multi-stakeholder initiative Global Platform for Syrian Students (Global Platform) provides opportunities for Syrian students to either start or finalize a Bachelor’s degree, obtain a Master’s degree, or study for a PhD. The Global Platform work offers a full package of education services to Syrian students, who receive a scholarship for universities and schools of higher education that have agreed to participate in this project through an academic consortium that was established specifically for this purpose.
2015 Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Special Opportunities $1,000,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For general support
Link: www.ceip.org
Abstract: As the international scene grows increasingly complex and interconnected, authoritative voices on international policy are more necessary than ever before. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (the Endowment), the oldest international affairs think tank in the United States, has fostered such authoritative scholars and thinkers for more than a century. Today, with research centers in Beijing, Beirut, Brussels, Moscow, Washington, and soon New Delhi, the Endowment serves an essential role in providing excellent scholarship and policy recommendations on a wide variety of subjects. With Corporation support, the Endowment will continue to host meetings and briefings, administer research projects, and disseminate its findings, and in doing so further its mission of promoting peace and diplomacy around the world.
2015 Carnegie Mellon University Special Opportunities $1,000,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For understanding and overcoming institutional roadblocks to the adoption and use of technology-enhanced learning resources in higher education
Link: www.cmu.edu
Abstract: Despite significant evidence that technology-enhanced learning (TEL) improves educational outcomes, adoption is limited. Even in higher education, where TEL has the potential to help universities meet the ever-increasing demand for high-quality—and lower-cost—teaching, effective TEL programs tend to be short lived. A dearth of funding, frequent changes in technology, and a lack of cohesion and cooperation among faculty members hamper the sustainability of curriculums that take advantage of TEL. With Corporation support, CMU proposes to undertake a project that will identify, implement, and refine specific recommendations for (1) overcoming institutional barriers to the adoption of TEL resources in higher education and (2) for employing best practices for sharing learning data, including addressing issues related to data privacy and security.
2015 Aspen Institute, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $250,100
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a high-level dialogue on U.S.-China relations
Link: www.aspeninstitute.org
Abstract: The Aspen Institute’s U.S.-China Policy Dialogue seeks to promote a closer strategic relationship between the two countries through a broad network of leaders in both countries committed to a cooperative bilateral relationship. Its approach involves providing a reliable platform for a sustained, nonpartisan, and long-term Track II dialogue between high-level Chinese and American delegates, both those who are proven experts in Sino-U.S. relations and those who have served at the very highest level of the U.S. government. Aspen’s Chinese counterpart in this dialogue is the influential Chinese Central Party School the higher education institution that specifically trains officials for the Communist Party of China. The project is designed to inform the official, annual U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue through pre and post-dialogue briefings of government officials.
2015 The Teaching Channel National Program, Urban and Higher Education Standards and Assessments $334,600
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For a dedicated Next Generation Science Standards/science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) resource site on TeachingChannel.org
Link: http://www.teachingchannel.org
Abstract: Teaching Channel’s mission is to create an environment where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to help every student grow. They accomplish this by providing free, on-demand videos that model best teaching practices, as well as an interactive collaboration platform for professional learning where teachers become part of a community of learning—a space where they get better together. With support from the Corporation, Teaching Channel plans to create a new resource site related to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on TeachingChannel.org—their free open source website that reaches nearly one million educators a month. Along with NGSS and STEM video and video-related resources, the site will host NGSS aligned "challenges" to engage teachers across the United States in working with the new standards, and will be accessible to all educators in the twelve NGSS states and beyond. An additional feature will include an in-depth but private collaboration site where teachers can try and practice new instructional strategies that are encouraged by the standards.
2015 International Peace Institute, Inc. International Program, Peacebuilding in Africa $342,400
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For support of research, dialogue, and outreach on peacebuilding in Africa
Abstract: The decline in interstate conflict since the end of the cold war and the rise in intrastate conflict is a frequently noted trend, especially in Africa. Closer analysis reveals that this violence is not only intrastate but intercommunal, often playing out beyond national capitals at the local level. Building on previous Corporation-supported work, the International Peace Institute seeks to inform peacebuilding policy and practice in Africa both by facilitating shared learning among those involved in successful local peacebuilding efforts on the continent, and by connecting this learning to experts, practitioners, and policymakers from the North, particularly at the UN. As it did in 2014 and is continuing to do in 2015, IPI is providing strategic advice and extensive research input to the UN High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, at the request of the UN Secretariat.
2015 Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $350,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project on U.S.-China Dialogue on bilateral and global economic issues
Link: www.csis.org
Abstract: This proposed grant is comprised of two distinct but related components. The first involves the aggregation and elucidation of data on Chinese power related to economic, military, technological, social stability, and soft power indices. The aim is to decipher the complexity of this subject by creating an interactive web site aggregating information from multiple sources. The second proposes the creation of an off-the-record, semiannual dialogue bringing together leading Chinese and American experts to discuss global economic architecture, rules, and norms. Despite some notable instances of U.S.-China economic cooperation, there have also been some recent discord in the area of global and regional economic governance, with China proposing an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a rival to the largely U.S.-developed, post-World War II Bretton Woods system.
2015 Council on Foreign Relations, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $398,500
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project at the intersection of economics and security
Link: www.cfr.org
Abstract: Misunderstanding the interactions between markets and the security landscape creates risks to peace and prosperity. The interrelation between economics and security is better appreciated today than in the past, but bureaucratic and disciplinary boundaries have meant that there is little interaction between the economics and security communities—both in academia and government. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS) narrows this divide by delivering quality research products and creating conversations between the economics and security communities. The project will build networks that cross disciplinary boundaries and bridge the gap between scholarship and policy. It will also build new training models so that the next generation of security studies scholars integrate serious thinking about economics into their work.
2015 Social Science Research Council International Peace and Security, International Program Nuclear Security $400,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project to help develop cooperative solutions to problems involving security on the Korean peninsula and in northeast Asia
Link: www.ssrc.org
Abstract: The premise of this request for continued support of this Track II effort is that North Korea’s nuclear and other weapons programs pose a grave challenge to the global nonproliferation regime and the peace and security of Northeast Asia. If the North Korean regime is to be induced to change course, negotiation and engagement are essential. Furthermore, the project believes that cooperative resolution of the nuclear, missile, and other security disputes on the Korean Peninsula would help reduce the risk of further proliferation and reinforce the nonproliferation regime. It could also foster greater security cooperation and community in the region. Track II dialogue is especially important at a time when government-to-government talks are intermittent or have broken off entirely.
2015 GreatSchools National Program, Urban and Higher Education Standards and Assessments $400,000
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For informational videos to help parents and students understand the Common Core State Standards
Link: http://www.greatschools.org
Abstract: GreatSchools, a leading source of preK-12 school and education information for American families, believes that the key to building parental support for the Common Core and other higher standards is to move the conversation from an abstract, political one to a concrete discussion of the skills and concepts their child needs to master to be on track for college and career, and the ways that parents can help put their children on track. Their primary approach to supporting Common Core thus far has centered on the production and distribution of Milestone videos that show parents what success looks like at each grade level. GreatSchools’ theory is that when parents have a clear understanding of what their child needs to know to be successful at school, they will be able to assess whether or not their child is on track and better support their child to meet (or exceed) the standards. Thus, almost as important as the videos are the follow on content and activities that GreatSchools is developing to help parents ensure their child is on track with the skills and concepts demonstrated in the videos. With renewed support from the Corporation, GreatSchools plans to develop the content and activities to help parents be prepared to meet the demands of higher standards for their high school children.
2015 New York University International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $421,700
Date: 06/04/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a U.S-China dialogue on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Link: www.nyu.edu
Abstract: With the draw down in U.S. military forces from Afghanistan the end of last year; the resurgence of the Taliban; continuing political, economic, environmental, social, and security challenges facing the country, many questions remain about the future of Afghanistan. Similarly, there are equal concerns about developments in neighboring Pakistan, whose many internal problems have important implications for Afghanistan and the region. In trying to address this complex set of regional issues, China could potentially play a major role. The Afghanistan Regional Project at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation seeks continued support for its unofficial, high-level U.S.-China dialogue, which brings together Chinese and U.S. scholars and senior officials to discuss areas of common concern in Afghanistan and Pakistan and options for further cooperation.