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MacArthur Awards Documentary Film Grants

Following an open call for applications, MacArthur awarded a total of $1.23 million to eight documentary film projects. Read More

22 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

Working across a broad spectrum of endeavors, the Fellows were selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future. Read More
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Digital Media & Learning Competition Provides $2 Million for Innovations in Digital Badges

Digital badges can be used to help people learn; demonstrate their skills and knowledge; unlock job, education and civic opportunities, and open new pipelines to talent. Read More
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MacArthur Commits $176 Million to Conservation and Sustainable Development, Shares New Strategy

MacArthur announced a new $176-million, ten-year commitment to conservation and sustainable development and a new, broader strategy. Read More

Law and Neuroscience Network Expands at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More

Map on Coral Reef Systems Bolsters Conservation Efforts

Working in collaboration with other organizations, the Wildlife Conservation Society mapped coral systems and their exposure to stress factors. Read More

Four CDFIs Vie for $8.25 Million in Awards for Responsible Financing Strategies

The Wachovia Wells Fargo NEXT Awards for Opportunity Finance offers the awards in partnership with MacArthur. Read More
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Research on Benefits of Medicaid Enrollment

New research finds that expanding low-income adults’ access to Medicaid substantially increases health care use, reduces financial strain on covered individuals, and improves their self-reported health and well-being. Read More

IMLS Releases Grant Guidelines for Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announces the availability of application guidelines for the “Learning Labs in Libraries and Museums” project, funded jointly by IMLS and the MacArthur Foundation. Read More

D.C. Leaders More Worried, Yet More Optimistic About Solving Nation's Fiscal Problems

The federal deficit and national debt have more than doubled as a concern for movers and shakers in Washington, according to a new survey by MacArthur grantee Public Agenda. Read More