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MacArthur, Carnegie Corporation Award $4.4 Million to Reduce Nuclear Risks

Grants will support projects aimed at reducing nuclear risk through innovative and solutions-oriented approaches.

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Eight Bold Solutions to Compete for $100 Million Grant

Proposals address challenges ranging from eliminating needless blindness to educating children displaced by conflict, in places from Nigeria to Nepal to the United States.

Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows

23 Extraordinarily Creative People Who Inspire Us All
Mary Reid Kelley
Video Artist
On Nigeria
Nearly $9 Million to Advance Accountability and Reduce Corruption in Nigeria
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$19 Million in Grants Broaden the Benefits of Cleaner, Cheaper Energy
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Jail Growth Highest in Rural America
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