Grantee Profile

University of Sydney

Grants to University of Sydney

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Founded in 2007, the mission of the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney is to increase understanding of the United States in Australia. Its core activities span the study of politics and policy, economics and business, culture and society. This project aims to examine the implications of China's rise for American security partnerships in Asia—particularly regarding Burma, Indonesia, and Vietnam. It seeks to understand how key Southeast Asian countries balance their relations with the U.S. and China. Funds would be used for partial staff salaries, travel, commissioned research, honoraria, consultants, and publications.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — The Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney aims to produce world class research to improve understanding of real world political phenomena. "Technology and Knowledge Transfer in Nuclear Proliferation Networks: Towards an Integrative Framework" will investigate new ways to identify and exploit vulnerabilities of nuclear component-, material- and knowledge-trafficking networks. This will inform intelligence gathering and policy analysis and refine security measures and policy on counter- and non-proliferation, counter-terrorism and nuclear security. Funds will be used for teaching relief, research assistants, presentation of results, external assessment, travel to present findings and conduct workshops and outreach.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Sydney $600,000 between 2003 and 2014.