Grantee Profile

Centre for Independent Social Research

Grants to Centre for Independent Social Research

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — This three-year grant of $300,000 awarded to the St. Petersburg-based Centre for Independent Social Research, an independent research institute, is in support of a project to improve the quality of expertise available to Russian courts in cases involving freedom of expression and other fundamental rights. The project will monitor the use of expertise by the courts, establish a network of relevant experts, and promote public interest in these issues. Foundation dollars would be spent primarily on salaries, seminars and conferences, and travel. The grant advances the Foundation's strategic priority of enhancing freedom of expression and access to justice in Russia.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 1 year)

    Higher Education in Russia & Africa

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — The Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR), founded in 1991, is Russia's leading independent, non-university-based sociological research institute. With its long track record of research, training, and publishing, CISR has played a key role in efforts to build a new sociological profession in Russia that is politically independent and open to international scholarly interchange. MacArthur has supported CISR since 1995 under the Foundation's Russian Higher Education initiative. The recommended grant will be used to seed the Centre's new endowment, which will help set CISR on a path to long-term financial sustainability.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — To develop a new scholarly journal, associated web portal, and other activities aimed at strengthening the field of sociology in Russia.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Higher Education in Russia & Africa

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — In support of activities aiming to improve policy-relevant social science research and education in Russia (over five years).

  • $375,000

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Higher Education in Russia & Africa

    ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA — In support of activities to advance sociological studies in Russia (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Centre for Independent Social Research $1,675,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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