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Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ... Read More

Reducing the Threat of WMDs

The MacArthur Foundation is pleased to introduce this monthly electronic newsletter. Foundations are fortunate to have access to vast networks of information and thanks to new technologies, we can do a much better job of making ... Read More

Interdisciplinary Research on the Transition to Adulthood

MacArthur has announced a grant of $5.2 million over four years to the University of Pennsylvania in support of the Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. Read More

Effort to Provide the Best Research on Early Child Development

The National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Brandeis University's Heller School has organized what is planned to be the nation's leading resource about early child brain and behavior development. Read More

Helping to Create Effective Child Welfare System In Romania

MacArthur has announced a grant of $900,000 to the University of Minnesota to help Romania work towards a community-based family support, and adoption and foster care system for vulnerable and special needs children. Read More

“Engaged Citizenship,” Jonathan F. Fanton Speech at Miss Porter’s School

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton urges young people to involve themselves in civic life, committing not just money but also time and expertise. Read More

Exploring the Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment

MacArthur has announced a grant of $600,000 over three years to Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society to explore options for the future of copyright in a digital environment. Read More

Addressing Mental Health Needs of Children in Juvenile Justice System

MacArthur has announced three grants totaling more than $1.5 million in support of juvenile justice reform and addressing the mental health needs of young people involved in the juvenile justice system. Read More

Grants to Support Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality

MacArthur has made grants totaling more than $1.3 million to five organizations in Mexico working to reduce maternal mortality and improve young people's reproductive and sexual health and rights in Mexico. Read More