Grantee Profile

Carnegie Mellon University

Grants to Carnegie Mellon University

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Human Rights Science encourages the development and application of scientific methods for collecting, analyzing, and communicating human rights information in an inter-disciplinary environment. The grant will support a study and related convening exploring the intersection of human rights and big data, including opportunities and challenges for applying new forms of data analytics and machine learning to advance human rights research and advocacy.

  • $780,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — With previous support, Carnegie Mellon University designed, developed, and subjected to a small-scale pilot test the technological infrastructure for Working Examples, an interactive platform for sharing information about digital media learning environments that incorporate games, social networks, virtual worlds, massive multiplayer online games, and mobile devices that makes it possible for users to comment on and collaboratively refine the design of these learning environments. Carnegie will use this grant to continue to develop the platform, including recruiting an expert advisory board to guide its expansion, and creating a business plan to ensure sustainability over time.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — To adapt and modify learning applications for widespread use in schools and libraries, museums, and after-school programs.

  • $485,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — To develop a multimedia approach to sharing best practices in learning.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA — To design and build the physical and virtual site for a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Carnegie Mellon University $2,440,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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