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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 SciDev.Net International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $249,500
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 15
Description: As a final grant for a multimedia series on strengthening doctoral training and research in Africa
Link: http://9-11 Richmond Buildings
Abstract: A number of African governments have asserted that universities in their countries must produce more Ph.D. holders to fuel knowledge-driven development. However, viable plans for increasing doctoral production, with due attention to quality and resources, are generally absent from such announcements. In practice, issues of expanding access to undergraduate training and improving the employability of graduates take precedence, pushing postgraduate training into the background. SciDev.Net is a non-profit media organization focused on generating support for the application of scientific discoveries to foster development. To raise awareness about issues that underpin large-scale strengthening of capacity for doctoral training that sustains both quantity and excellence, the organization will continue to produce its multimedia series and engage a range of stakeholders in debate and dialogue.
2015 Social Science Research Council Special Opportunities $250,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For a Digital Culture Program
Link: www.ssrc.org
Abstract: Recent technological advances provide a wide range of opportunities to enhance the craft and impact of the social sciences. An unprecedented number of digital tools and sources of information are available, yet with these new opportunities come new threats, such as the privatization and commercialization of data and the frequent absence of gatekeeping and guardianship of standards. The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) will use its convening power, prestige, and strong record in producing digital projects to help the social sciences take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital age, while safely navigating the potential hazards. The SSRC is proposing to launch a three-pronged approach: forums on democratic access to information, experimentation with a range of practices that may yield catalysts for future scholarship, and research on the ways in which digital transformations have been shaping the creation, communication, and uses of knowledge. With Corporation support, the SSRC will be able to begin to address digital transformation in the social sciences in accordance with its core goals of deepening and democratizing knowledge.
2015 New Venture Fund National Program, Urban and Higher Education $250,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 12
Description: For the foundation collaboration on strategic communications efforts on the Common Core State Standards
Link: http://www.newventurefund.org
Abstract: As a response to building public and political will and creating sustainable demand for the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards and related assessments, a group of national and regional funders launched a collaborative multi-donor fund, known as the Collaborative for Student Success in 2013. The Collaborative pools resources in support of strategic and targeted Common Core communications at the national, state, and local levels. The Corporation joined the Leona B. Helmsley Trust, Helios Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Lumina Foundation, and Shusterman Foundation to establish this Collaborative and with this grant will continue to support this nimble funding source to address communications needs proactively as they arise in critical states and districts and nationally.
2015 Educators 4 Excellence National Program, Urban and Higher Education $350,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 15
Description: For general support
Link: http://www.educators4excellence.org
Abstract: Research confirms that improving teacher quality is the single most important factor for increasing student learning. The difference between being taught by a highly effective teacher and an ineffective one amounts to up to one full grade-level of additional progress a year, yet urban schools are far less likely to have great teachers. Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) works to foster and encourage teachers’ voices in education reform by mobilizing a large network of teachers to influence a wide range of education issues, such as designing effective teacher evaluations and addressing issues related to teacher tenure and compensation. E4E does this by building a teacher-led constituency for change both within teachers’ unions and in the wider education-policy conversation.
2015 Partnership for a Secure America, Inc. International Program, International Peace and Security $400,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For the Congressional Partnership Program to educate congressional staffers
Link: www.psaonline.org
Abstract: The Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) Congressional Partnership Program (CPP), together with the work of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in this agenda, will help fill a gap in congressional education on international peace and security issues. Because of the complexity of those issues, a continuous influx of ideas, fresh approaches, and expertise is needed to help broaden the horizons of policymakers in the United States including those in the legislative branch. However, while the U.S. Congress makes critical decisions concerning international security issues, it provides neither the money nor the opportunity needed for issue education or professional development for members or congressional staffers. PSA operates on the premise that progress within Congress on peace and security-related issues can be accomplished when bipartisan consensus exists in the lawmaking body. Its CPP is the first ever educational program that provides staffers who work for a member or in a committee office and demonstrate interest in international peace and security issues with opportunities to engage leading experts and fellow staffers in bipartisan forums. With Corporation support, the CPP has over 300 alumni, and will add at least 100 by the end of this next grant phase. CPP is distinguished by its aim to equip staffers with the skill set needed to build cross-party relationships.
2015 University of Sydney International Program, International Peace and Security $400,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For the work on the international security implications of quantum mechanics
Abstract: The essence of this project at the University of Sydney mimics Einstein’s famous lament, prompted by the first use of nuclear weapons that "The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking." With the lessons of the atomic age as a guide, this forward looking project, focused on the implications of quantum mechanics for international security, is based on the conviction that it is better to assess the risks and benefits of a potent new technology before it becomes fully operational. Much like the early prophecies around nuclear physics, current predictions about the applicability of quantum mechanics suggest innovations more positive than perilous. But whatever its application – from cracking the codes of genetic diseases to creating new command and control systems for a global battle space—quantum presents great risks as well as unimaginable benefits.
2015 Union of Concerned Scientists International Peace and Security, International Program Nuclear Security $400,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 36
Description: For a project to expand professional opportunities for early and mid-career technical experts on international security
Abstract: Citizen scientists have played a critical role in nuclear risk reduction since the start of the nuclear age, offering independent assessments and new ideas. For twenty-six years, the annual Summer Symposium of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has served as an important on-ramp for technical experts looking to work on policy issues. Through these Symposiums, UCS has fostered a global cadre of technical analysts and developed a community that transcends disciplinary and national borders. New participants are identified and recruited from around the world, with a focus on countries like China, India, and Russia, where there are few independent researchers of this kind. This grant will allow UCS to organize three Symposiums that include sessions on new and emerging issues, skill-building sessions, technical participant presentations, and interactive simulations.
2015 Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars International Program, International Peace and Security $400,000
Date: 03/05/2015
Duration (months): 24
Description: For the Foreign Policy Fellowship Program to educate congressional staffers
Link: www.wilsoncenter.org
Abstract: The Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program (Fellowship Program), together with the work of the Partnership for a Secure America in this agenda, will help fill a gap in congressional education on international peace and security issues. Because of the complexity of those issues, a continuous influx of ideas, fresh approaches, and expertise is needed to help broaden the horizons of policymakers in the United States including those in the legislative branch. However, while the U.S. Congress makes critical decisions concerning international security issues, it provides neither the money nor the opportunity needed for issue education or professional development for members or congressional staffers. The Fellowship Program will nurture early-career congressional staffers and enhance their grasp of foreign and international security policies. The competitive program offers qualified staffers the opportunity for in-depth focus and engagement on foreign policy issues relevant to the congressional agenda. The brainchild of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars President Jane Harmon, a former U.S. Congressperson and champion of educating lawmakers on international security issues, the Fellowship Program brings together Republican and Democrats in a spirit of comity and bipartisanship on critical foreign policy issues. It is distinguished by its opportunity for foreign travel. Participants from the Fellowship Program may choose to go on a biannual capstone study trip to an emerging or post-conflict country to see the Fellowship Program’s lessons in action.