Grantee Profile

Northwestern University

Grants to Northwestern University

  • $385,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    Digital Media & Learning

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University's Office of STEM Education Partnerships connects grade K-12 students and teachers with the world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University. This grant supports its FUSE program, designed by Northwestern to engage young people in STEM learning through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on, exploratory challenges. This grant will enable FUSE to augment its library of challenge-based sequences in areas such as robotics, electronics, and 3-D prototyping; implement new measures to assess the program's impact on the development of 21st century skills; and develop a sustainability plan to meet growing national and international demand for FUSE programming.

  • $9,534Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Media

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University, in co-production with German Camera Productions, will produce the documentary film Saving Mes Aynak, directed by Brett Huffman, about a team of international archaeologists racing to excavate the ancient Afghan city of Mes Aynak before a Chinese mining company destroys it to create an open-pit copper mine. The film follows the experiences of Afghan and international archeologists, the local Afghans, mining company officials, and activists.

  • $1,350,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — The Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute at Northwestern University. Among the many significant areas in which it conducts social science research are law enforcement, criminal justice, and the study of American policing. The Institute will use this grant to undertake a multi-year community survey as the second wave of analysis of the procedural justice reforms underway at the Chicago Police Department. Wesley Skogan, a preeminent scholar on police reform and the author of numerous studies of the Chicago Police Department, will lead the examination of the new model of policing for Chicago.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University's Office of STEM Education Partnerships supports grade K-to-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University. It will use this grant to help bring to scale the FUSE project, an effort to engage young people in STEM fields through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on exploratory challenges. Northwestern will focus on increasing the number of challenge-based sequences, in areas such as robotics, electronics, and 3-D prototyping, to easily engage a young person in a continuum of STEM learning from novice to expert over the course of a year.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years, 3 months)

    Community & Economic Development

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute that conducts research in many public policy areas, including law enforcement, criminal justice, and American policing. The Institute will evaluate a major reorganization and reform of the Chicago Police Department that seeks to engage public, private, and community leaders in creating a new model of policing for Chicago. Wesley Skogan, a preeminent scholar on police reform and the author of numerous studies of the Chicago Police Department, will lead the work.

  • $3,900,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — In support of the Research Network on How Housing Matters to Families and Children (over three years).

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    EVANSTON, ILLINOIS — To conduct an analysis of the feasibility of creating a longitudinal quantitative survey of young people's participation with digital media.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Northwestern University $6,794,534 between 2003 and 2014.

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