Grantee Profile

New York University

Grants to New York University

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is a NYU-based public-private planning, applied science, and engineering research center that brings the best available knowledge and techniques from a range of academic and technical disciplines to bear on the challenges of planning and governing cities. CUSP will use this grant to: convene emerging urban science centers to explore the programmatic, structural, staffing, and operational models being developed and outline a common research agenda; launch an urban science fellowship at CUSP to support and shape its research and teaching agenda; and explore a possible new urban sciences journal, the Urban Data Review.

  • $5,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 3 years)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — This grant to the Governance Lab at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service supports a multi-year, interdisciplinary MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance, which seeks to build an empirical foundation and fundamental understanding of how to redesign democratic institutions to produce more effective and legitimate governance. In a time of growing concern that existing political systems cannot address the complex challenges that society faces, the Network will examine how innovation in the design of democratic institutions - bringing more knowledge in, pushing more data out, and sharing responsibilities with citizens - may lead to more effective and legitimate governance.

  • $2,400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Richard Arum is a professor of sociology at New York University and Program Director of Educational Research at the Social Science Research Council, where he created the Research Alliance for New York City, a consortium of educational stakeholders that evaluates and assesses public school improvement efforts. This grant funds the documentation of the three major demonstration sites of the digital media and learning initiative: Quest schools and learning networks in Chicago and New York City; and the YOUmedia sites in Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.; and modest documentation of the design of ten new learning lab sites based on the Chicago YOUmedia model.

  • $800,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To design an agenda for a possible research network to study the impact of new technologies on democratic institutions in the United States and globally.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Professor Richard Arum is a professor of sociology in the New York University's Department of Sociology and a professor of education in its Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. He and his colleagues will use this grant to document and evaluate the Quest schools in New York City and Chicago - public middle schools that employ an innovative, hands-on approach to learning based on principles of game design that fosters greater student engagement. The evaluation will focus on students' backgrounds; the quality and effectiveness of daily school practices; and students' performance and learning outcomes.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded New York University $8,900,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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