National Academy of Sciences
Grants to National Academy of Sciences
2013 (Duration 1 year)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine will convene a workshop with an interdisciplinary committee of economists, social scientists, researchers, and policy experts to highlight issues on reaching consensus on the standards for benefit-cost analysis for preventive interventions for children, youth, and families. Although benefit-cost analysis holds much promise for influencing policy, there is an absence of broad-based agreement and consistent application of theoretical, technical, and reporting standards that diminishes its use by policymakers. Workshop findings could inform the development of standards to guide future benefit-cost studies, ensure greater consistency and comparability across studies, and enhance benefit-cost analysis' value among government and other decision-makers.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
Digital Media & Learning
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To study 21st Century Skills and conduct a workshop to examine existing and new methods of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (over 18 months).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Academy of Sciences $470,000 between 2010 and 2013.