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Fueling Cities as Economic Engines for Region

MacArthur announces a grant of $750,000 over three years to CEOs for Cities, a national membership organization of leaders committed to advancing a view of cities as vibrant centers of commerce and opportunity. Read More

MacArthur Supports New Science and Security Fellowship Program at U.S. Department of State

MacArthur and Carnegie Corporation of New York have announced grants totaling more than $1.1 million to help launch a senior fellowship program that will enable 15 leading scientists to work alongside senior diplomats and policymakers. Read More

Twenty-Four MacArthur Fellows For 2002

Chicago, IL- The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 24 new MacArthur Fellows. Each will receive $500,000 in "no strings attached" support over the next five years.   "As the MacArthur Foundation approaches ... Read More

MacArthur Announces New Initiative On Intellectual Property And The Internet

MacArthur has announced a new initiative designed to help protect the long-term availability and accessibility of information to the public in the digital era. Read More

Arts-Related Grants To Chicago Organizations

MacArthur has announced four grants totaling $320,000 in support of the arts in Chicago. The grants were made through the Foundation's Program on Human and Community Development. Read More

Economics Graduate Program In Sub-Saharan Africa

MacArthur has announced a grant of $450,000 over three years to the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) based in Nairobi, Kenya, to establish a collaborative doctoral program in economics at four African universities. Read More

MacArthur Announces Four Grants In Support Of Human Rights In Russia

The grants totaling $460,000 will support both Moscow-based human rights organizations that can serve as hubs to the network and regional human rights ombudsmen or commissions in 13 regions across Russia. Read More

MacArthur Announces New Initiative In International Peace And Security

MacArthur has established the Science, Technology and Security Initiative to increase the pool of independent experts able to provide scientific and technical advice on issues related to international security policy. Read More

MacArthur Awards Grant Of $4.8 Million For Research On Socioeconomic Status And Health

MacArthur's award to the University of California at San Francisco will be used over the course of four years to identify pathways by which socioeconomic factors "get under the skin" to influence health. Read More

MacArthur Announces Nearly $3 Million In Support Of Chicago Public Housing Transformation

Seven grants awarded by MacArthur will help local groups implement the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. Read More