Grantee Profile

National Academy of Sciences

Grants to National Academy of Sciences

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Community & Economic Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. With this grant, NAS will convene an expert committee to conduct a study of how sustainability principles now being applied in selected urban regions can inform economic growth and regeneration practices in other major metropolitan areas. The study is expected to generate new planning frameworks for integrating sustainability practices into local government decision making that can be adapted in other regions to inform local, state, and national strategies.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit organization charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. This study, "Science and Technology Capabilities at the Department of State," will recruit U.S. foreign policy and scientific experts from public and private sectors to reevaluate, in light of new global challenges and advances, how the Department of State uses science and technology to achieve foreign policy objectives. The project will include meetings, research, reviews and analyses, interviews and field visits. Funds will be used for a final report, meetings, travel and partial salaries.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was incorporated in an 1863 Congressional charter and has since become the trusted source for unbiased, sound advice regarding the most pressing challenges faced by the nation, from conservation of natural resources to development of nutritional guidelines to the human genome project. As part of the Academy's 150th Anniversary commemoration, this grant funds a book authored by three eminent historians about the development of science, medicine and technology in America and NAS's role in that process, and recounts its public policy work in the context of the socio-political landscape of the nation, and the world, and related symposia.

  • $845,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years, 6 months)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will convene an expert panel to produce a consensus study on the economic and fiscal consequences of immigration in the United States. This report, which will update the seminal 1997 NAS study, The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, will assess the consequences of immigration on labor, wages, economic growth and other factors, and provide timely data and analysis to policy makers, the media and the public.

  • $290,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    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.

  • $180,000Active Strategy

    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).

  • $1,850,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To establish and jointly staff an expert committee on the Fiscal Future and American Society (over two years).

  • $95,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a research project on the international experience of world leaders.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research and travel costs associated with the Panel on the Transition to Adulthood in Developing Countries.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Academy of Sciences $3,710,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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