Grantee Profile

Union of Concerned Scientists

Grants to Union of Concerned Scientists

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Union of Concerned Scientists is science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. It combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions to pressing problems. Its proposed project, Technical Assessments of Opportunities to Reduce the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism, would conduct two technical assessments to shed light on ways the United States can show international leadership in denying terrorist access to fissile materials. Funds would be used for staff salaries, travel, and publications. The project would promote MacArthur's goals to prevent nuclear terrorism by securing fissile material.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, missile defense and international space policy (over 22 months).

  • $650,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to proliferation and other risks associated with nuclear power, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and China security issues (over two years).

  • $1,278,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to securing weapons of mass destruction (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Union of Concerned Scientists $2,578,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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