Grantee Profile

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Grants to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • $102,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy proposes a study to consider limitations in U.S. policy-making in science and technology. Currently, the process of policy development is dominated by short-term political and economic considerations. Furthermore, although many thoughtful and pragmatic recommendations are offered by leading policy research centers, all too often these ideas are not translated into action. The Academy will determine whether a mechanism is needed for advancing some of these recommendations over time and across administrations.

  • $290,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent, nonpartisan policy research center with fifty years' experience in arms control and security. This grant supports Phase II of the Global Nuclear Future Initiative, which brings together key players from the global nuclear community - engineers, social scientists, industry leaders and nonproliferation experts to address security risks associated with the evolving nuclear landscape. It will develop strategies to promoting a new, regional approach to the problem of storing spent fuel in nuclear-aspirant nations in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Funds will be used for conferences, meetings, publications, office expenses, travel and salaries.

  • $280,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. This project falls under the Academy's Global Nuclear Future (GNF) Initiative, which brings together key players from the global nuclear community to address the security risks associated with the evolving civilian nuclear energy landscape. The grant supports work to address the susceptibility of nuclear facilities and industries to insider threats. The Academy will publish case studies on how diverse industries deal with insider threat problems, and engage policymakers worldwide to apply best practices to nuclear security facilities.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American Academy of Arts and Sciences $672,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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