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2014 African Minds Trust International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $49,700
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a research study on African academic presses in a digital age: practices and opportunities
Link: http://www.africanminds.org.za
Abstract: Traditional university academic presses worldwide are undergoing transformation in the current digital environment. In a world that links knowledge with economic growth, one of the pre-requisites of building an African indigenous knowledge base is the ability to publish and disseminate African academic books and journals. The digital revolution offers cost efficiencies, and African academic publishers have begun to experiment with new publishing models, while confronting the challenges of sustainable income streams. The proposed research project aims to map the terrain of existing academic presses in Africa, examine their existing and emerging revenue models, and analyze their current distribution mechanisms. The aim of the research is to anticipate future opportunities and sustainability models for African academic presses.
2014 American Academy of Arts and Sciences International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $250,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: As a final grant for the Global Nuclear Future Initiative
Link: www.amacad.org
Abstract: Given the risks inherent in the global spread of nuclear technology, how do we ensure a secure nuclear future? This has been the animating question behind the Global Nuclear Future Initiative (the Initiative), a project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (the Academy), since 2008. The Initiative is a multinational project that brings together experts from academia, government, and the nuclear industry. This final grant will build on the Initiative’s progress by creating dialogue on three key issues: strengthening regional nuclear governance, combatting insider threats to nuclear facilities, and managing the nuclear fuel cycle. This final year of Corporation support will allow the Academy to complete its outreach to policymakers and will support planning to sustain the project’s mission in Southeast Asia after the project comes to an end.
2014 American Council of Learned Societies International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 9
Description: For planning a research project on theatre for conflict resolution
Link: www.acls.org
Abstract: Traditional approaches to understanding issues related to peacebuilding rely primarily on inquiry methods drawn from law, political science, and international relations disciplines. Humanistic approaches to inquiry have not been as prevalent, even as these techniques would add new layers of understanding of local narratives that often underpin long-standing or recurring conflicts and insecurity. Community theatre is one method used for surfacing these narratives. This grant will support activities to plan a research project on the use of community theatre to surface narratives and reduce local tensions, drawing on traditions in East Africa (Tanzania and Uganda), Poland, and urban United States (Newark). Supported activities will include a conference in Poland and a follow-up planning meeting in Tanzania. The resulting proposal will be shared with a range of funders.
2014 American Political Science Association International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $500,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: As a final grant for enriching scholarship and building lasting collaborative networks in the Middle East and North Africa
Link: www.apsanet.org
Abstract: The American Political Science Association (APSA) seeks to enhance the scholarly capacity and networks of early-career political science faculty in the Arab Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. By supporting a cohort of political scientists who have the capacity and intellectual networks to think rigorously and collaboratively about contemporary political, economic, and security challenges, the APSA MENA workshops will contribute to professionalization of political and social science in the region. Mutually supportive research networks are the basis of peer-review and other professional standards in the discipline, including support for academic freedom. To achieve these goals, the project will run two sets of workshops in the Arab Middle East and North Africa, in 2015 and 2016, providing substantive and financial support for up to forty-four regionally-based scholars.
2014 American University International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $500,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a joint project with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the role of new actors from developing countries and emerging powers in peacebuilding
Abstract: This proposed project addresses an important, understudied question in the field of peacebuilding: what exactly is new and innovative about the peacebuilding approaches of the new actors from developing countries and emerging powers and what results are they having? It was judged by a selection committee to be the strongest of the thirteen submissions to the joint Corporation-Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) request for proposals on peacebuilding. Led by two strong American and Norwegian organizations: American University's School of International Service and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, it also involves the South African-based African Center for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, the Indonesia-based Centre for Strategic and International Studies-Jakarta, the United Service Institute of India, and the Turkey-based Istanbul Policy Center.
2014 American University of Beirut International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $500,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: As a final grant for a think tank consortium and partnerships in policy research
Abstract: Against the dynamic landscape of the Arab region, opportunities exist for civil society, policy institutions, and other actors to make significant contributions to policy development. Understanding how that policy is made and creating informed and engaged publics is the objective of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut. IFI has worked to document the public policymaking mechanisms and changing dynamics in the Arab region, analyze institutions that generate policy relevant knowledge there, and study how indigenous knowledge intersects with policymaking. IFI will continue to promote partnerships between Arab regional think tanks and their U.S. and international counterparts so that Middle Eastern institutions can form a consortium working to impact public policy in the region and internationally.
2014 Arab Council for the Social Sciences International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $1,300,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For reframing knowledge in the wake of the Arab Spring
Link: http://theacss.org/
Abstract: The political and social events taking place in the Arab region, together with the increasing complexity of the forces and processes at play there, emphasize the need for new knowledge that is able to assess both the past and anticipate the future. Generating this new knowledge requires a focusing of minds, efforts, and resources but also implies that the ways and means by which social research is planned, conducted, and disseminated needs to be rethought and improved. The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), a regional, independent, nonprofit organization that works across the Arab region and globally is well-poised to lead such an effort. With Corporation start-up funds, ACSS has become an important resource in the field of Arab higher education. It now will work to strengthen links among its constituent audiences, including Arab scholars within the region and the diaspora, targeting and engaging the next generation of researchers.
2014 Asia Society National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $650,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For expansion of the International Studies Schools Network
Abstract: Asia Society has been persistently working on the most difficult issues of practice in the lead-up to Common Core State Standards implementation. Their International Studies School Network (ISSN) has been developed with a focus on performance-based assessment and global competency, and a vision for teaching and learning that supports higher order skills. The cornerstone of the ISSN, the Graduation Performance System platform, provides a meaningful backbone for the intensive work required to transform a school’s focus. It is based on a performance-assessment model designed by Stanford University and Envision Schools and is a Common Core-aligned performance assessment system designed to drive curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices in schools to produce students who are ready for college as well as prepared for work and citizenship in the 21st century global economic and civic environment. Asia Society’s experts provide support for school leaders and teachers in implementing it and creating strategies to tackle the challenges that come with a renewed focus on the development of higher order skills. This grant is for an expansion of ISSN, with a focus on strategic support for schools across the country and an eye towards long-term sustainability of the organization.
2014 Aspen Institute, Inc. National Program, Urban and Higher Education Opportunity Equation $400,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For building highly effective scaled transfer pathways for community college students that increase bachelor’s degree completion, with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and underserved populations
Link: www.aspeninstitute.org
Abstract: The mission of the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program is to identify and replicate policies and practices that significantly improve college student outcomes in four areas: learning, completion, labor market, and equitable outcomes. With support from the Corporation, the Aspen College Excellence Program will develop a project to foster within higher education institutions and systems nationally, a new and useful definition of transfer success based on student outcomes and create highly effective, scaled transfer pathways that substantially increase associate and bachelor’s degree completion across fields, with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and underserved populations. Their partners in this project will be the Community College Research Center of Teachers College of Columbia University (CCRC) and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC).
2014 Brookings Institution Special Opportunities $1,000,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For the Hamilton Project
Link: www.brookings.edu
Abstract: In an increasingly competitive and interconnected global economy, thoughtful, informed national and international economic policy is more important than ever before. In response to this growing need, in April 2006 leading academics, business people, and public policy makers launched the Hamilton Project (the Project), an economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution. Named after Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first Treasury Secretary, the Project works to develop a serious, systematic strategy to address the challenges facing America’s economy. In support of this broad strategy, the grantee will put forward innovative ideas from leading economic thinkers from across the country to inject new policy options into the national economic debate.
2014 Brown University International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 6
Description: For a workshop on strengthening scholar-policymaker connections
Link: www.brown.edu
Abstract: Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies (Watson) is expanding its efforts to develop more fruitful and sustained connections between scholars and policymakers on a range of international issues. As a next step, Watson will convene a workshop on this theme involving a wide range of policymakers and scholars (including Corporation grantees from other institutions). The project draws upon Watson’s long experience in connecting the worlds of research and policy. It will seek to go beyond previous efforts by developing operational techniques and projects to improve the quality, sustainability, and impact of scholar-policymaker interactions on a variety of issues in international and comparative politics, and public and international affairs. The focus will be both on steps that Watson can take, as well as what can be done by other actors.
2014 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists International Program, International Peace and Security Nuclear Security $750,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 36
Description: For general support
Link: www.thebulletin.org
Abstract: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (the Bulletin) is an award-winning journal that provides a factual foundation for debates on arms control and other national and international security issues. It was established in 1945 by former Manhattan Project physicists after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to contribute to public discussion and help shape the global security agenda on nuclear issues. Seven decades later, the Bulletin continues to carry a strong and growing national and international reputation for providing intelligible, authoritative, unbiased analyses of complicated scientific and technical issues. Using its iconic Doomsday Clock to draw attention to its mission and help keep its brand relevant, the Bulletin continues to provide evidence-based assessments to inform public policy. General support to the Bulletin will allow it continue to amplify its voice by strengthening its infrastructure.
2014 University of California, Los Angeles International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $600,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a project to study political decision making in Russia's changing political order
Link: www.ucla.edu
Abstract: It could be difficult to forecast how relations will evolve among the United States and Russia in coming years without a clear understanding of the forces underlying Russia’s current politics. Analyses from even a few years ago are beginning to look dated. Comparisons of Russia’s political transitions focus on what has continued from the past, when the emphasis should be on what has changed. This project will facilitate collaboration among teams of scholars, journalists, and policy analysts from the United States and from Russia combining junior and senior participants to conduct rigorous investigation into the actors and influences on political decision-making in Russia’s current regime. It also seeks to launch the careers of a number of talented young U.S. and Russian scholars by involving them in research partnerships with some of Russia’s best-known mid-career policy intellectuals.
2014 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching National Program, Urban and Higher Education Opportunity Equation $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 4
Description: For strategic planning related to the expansion and sustainability of Quantway and Statway mathematical pathways
Link: www.carnegiefoundation.org
Abstract: The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s (CFAT) work with the community college Pathways initiative has proven that students in developmental math can succeed at dramatically higher rates than is commonplace. This evidence of success warrants an effort to expand and promote broader access to this important solution to a persistent problem in higher education. At this juncture, the advice of independent advisors with particular expertise in scaling efforts and the business thinking necessary to sustain them is a very timely need. With support from the Corporation and a network of funders, CFAT will engage independent consultants to pursue a feasibility study related to the scaling and spread of their Community College Pathways Programs. The consultant will look at the following issues: market receptivity; ensuring deep adoption by colleges; implementing to scale; business model options; adapting the model for broader success; how Quantway/Statway fit into CFAT’s long-term strategy; partnerships and alliances for successful scaling; and accordion budgeting among other things.
2014 Center for Better Schools National Program, Urban and Higher Education Strengthening Human Capital $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 6
Description: For the School Leader Development Project
Link: http://www.naate.org
Abstract: The Center for Better Schools offers advanced programs of study for advanced middle and high school teachers in high-needs schools through its National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE). Through the use of a complex and research-based case study method, the NAATE content and design afford participants crucial exposure to and practice in the principles that drive improved performance under the new Common Core State Standards. NAATE has recognized, however, that in order for its programming to be as effective as possible for schools, it needs to design companion content for school leaders who will support their teachers in the program. NAATE is therefore proposing to integrate formal school leadership content and programming into its model. This programming will parallel current teacher leader programming, and will include specific academic materials, readings, cases, books, activities, and structure.
2014 Center for Teaching Quality, Inc. National Program, Urban and Higher Education Strengthening Human Capital $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 6
Description: For examining the impact of online engagement
Link: http://www.teachingquality.org
Abstract: The Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) connects, readies, and mobilizes teachers through its CTQ Collaboratory, a virtual community with thousands of teacher and education support members. As the virtual community continues to expand, CTQ is thinking strategically about how to better engage teachers and advance their growth and action as leaders across a range of platforms. This project will draw upon rich data generated by CTQ’s website, social media channels, and face-to-face connections, and will also work to define a network of influencers in the virtual community who help to drive engagement and learning. CTQ will draw upon its internal evaluation capacity to define new engagement strategies, pilot them within the virtual community, and assess how these strategic shifts affect the spread of expertise among its members.
2014 Centre for Higher Education Transformation Trust International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $1,052,400
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: As a final grant for the higher education research and advocacy expertise network in Africa
Link: www.chet.org.za
Abstract: As African governments increasingly look to higher education to provide manpower for growing economies, enlightened citizenship, and emerging democracies, postgraduate training programs at African universities are crucial to building the next generation of academics. Institutionalizing data systems at universities to provide performance indicators for accountability and transparency is essential to guide decision-making, policy, and funding. Building on the work of its Higher Education Research and Advocacy Network in Africa (HERANA), CHET is proposing to institutionalize data collection and analysis in a group of eight sub-Saharan African emerging research universities to contribute to evidence-based research and decision-making, and a process of strengthening knowledge production, while expanding the HERANA network over the next two years.
2014 Clark Atlanta University National Program, Strengthening US Democracy, Democracy and Civic Integration Voter Engagement $30,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For a symposium examining current challenges to voting rights and potential policy reforms to expand civic engagement
Link: www.cau.edu
Abstract: The historic 1965 Voting Rights Act was enacted at the height of the civil rights movement to combat discriminatory practices used by state and local governments to restrict the rights of minorities to vote. For almost fifty years the law has prevented hundreds of voting changes that would limit and reduce the voting power of underrepresented groups. The Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder significantly undercut the strength of the Voting Rights Act by striking down the law’s formula for determining which jurisdictions must receive federal pre-clearance before changing voting laws. With Corporation support, Clark Atlanta University will host a two-day symposium examining current challenges and potential voting rights policy changes aimed at increasing civic engagement among African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and other minorities, in light of the Shelby decision.
2014 Columbia University International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $1,000,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For bridging the gap between the academy and policy world through a global hub for research and consultation on cyber policy
Link: www.columbia.edu
Abstract: Public and private decision makers in the United States and abroad are keenly aware of the challenges of cyber policy and governance. Companies, especially in financial services and critical infrastructures, are under frequent attack and must maintain constant focus on the vulnerabilities of their systems, while cyber espionage constitutes a significant and growing national security challenge. National and international policy frameworks to respond to these threats, however, are lagging behind. Similarly, there is increasing concern and focus on crucial questions concerning the governance of the internet. In response, Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) seeks to identify priority areas for policy-relevant research within the field of cyber policy and governance, and, launch a new initiative and series of working groups to carry out this research.
2014 Columbia University International Program, International Peace and Security Dynamics of Global Power $630,700
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a joint project with the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at City College of New York on great power rivalry
Link: www.columbia.edu
Abstract: Competition among or between major powers can result in crises and conflicts that threaten the political territories that lie between the opposing states, or the border regions of the states themselves. This rivalry has begun to shape the overall relationship between Russia and the West and potentially threaten the stability of the full international system. A collaborative project of two scholars will examine the competition between Russia and other great powers in one case study on Ukraine and Moldova and a second on Afghanistan, where several countries are positioning themselves to shape Afghanistan’s internal order in its "post-American" phase. The project will examine the causes and consequences of the conflict; study the development of institutions, procedures, and policies that could manage it; and offer possible policy prescriptions.
2014 Columbia University Special Opportunities $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 12
Description: For the development of a report on the future of global migration
Link: www.columbia.edu
2014 Teachers College, Columbia University National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $350,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For a reporting project with the Hechinger Report on effective school designs
Link: www.tc.columbia.edu
Abstract: In order to increase awareness, understanding, and support of effective school designs and of school design as an important process in reforming schools, we are recommending a two-year grant to The Hechinger Report. The Hechinger Report is an award-winning, nonprofit, independent news outlet based out of Teacher’s College at Columbia University. This grant will provide support for The Hechinger Report to launch and maintain an education reporting series entitled "High Schools Designed for Success." The series will include articles and other content profiling secondary schools that have been explicitly designed or redesigned in order to increase the success rates of all students, particularly low-income students, students of color, and English Language Learners. The articles will be published in local and national newspapers, magazines, and other media partners, as well as on a new "High School Designed for Success" section on Hechinger’s soon-to-be redesigned website.
2014 Comparative and International Education Society International Program, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa $50,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 6
Description: For the annual conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
Link: http://www.cies.us
Abstract: Founded in 1956, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) fosters cross-cultural understanding, academic achievement, and scholarship and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. As a global association, CIES counts over 2,500 members, which include academics, practitioners, and students from around the world, and over 1,000 institutional members across 130 countries. One of the main CIES activities is its annual conference devoted to cultural exchange and cutting-edge research of theoretical, practical, and advocacy work in the field of education. The conference fosters networking opportunities and promotes mentoring relationships for emerging scholars. This grant will allow CIES to provide travel grants to African scholars, educators, and policymakers whose attendance will enrich the diversity of ideas and views.
2014 Computers For Youth Foundation, Inc. National Program, Urban and Higher Education New Designs for Education Systems $1,000,000
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For continued integration of Next Generation Learning in mathematics
Link: http://www.cfy.org
Abstract: This renewal from Computers for Youth (CFY) links their longstanding approach of enabling out-of-school learning for vast numbers of students with the development of a next-generation, personalized learning model to implement in classrooms. This proposal expands the work of a classroom-focused pilot of the comprehensive Digital Learning Program (DLP) funded by the Corporation two years ago, which developed stronger, personalized, mathematics classrooms in sixth and seventh grade at four middle schools in New York and Los Angeles. The pilots, which require a large investment on a per site basis to launch, also function as necessary and sophisticated research and development for the further development of CFY’s PowerMyLearning platform, which operates on a large scale, at a very low cost. The platform then becomes a refined tool that can be deployed in schools and classrooms without CFY support.
2014 University of Denver International Program, International Peace and Security States at Risk $995,300
Date: 09/11/2014
Duration (months): 24
Description: For bridging the gap between the academy and the policy world through research and policy engagement on the role of non-violent, non-state actors in peacebuilding
Link: www.du.edu
Abstract: The University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies seeks to better understand the role of nonviolent action by non-state actors in reducing violence and hastening its end. Toward this end, it will, first, tease out the causal mechanisms through examination of cases where nonviolent action has been linked to dampening violence, compared with instances where such strategies were less successful or not tried at all. Second, it will devise a set of definitions and indicators that allow for the creation of more general empirical work. Third, it will conduct analyses and compare results across place, time, and methodology. Central to this effort will be an engagement model designed to move the academy closer to the policy world both substantively, through collaborative research, and procedurally, by forging paths for fluid movement between the two professional realms.