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National Academy of Sciences

Washington, D.C.
www.nationalacademies.org

National Academy of Sciences was awarded $15,927,900 between 1981 and 2015, including 47 grants in Discovery Grants, Migration, Policy Research, Criminal Justice, Juvenile Justice, Community & Economic Development, Digital Media & Learning and Population & Reproductive Health.

$200,000

2015 • 1 year 3 months • Discovery Grants

The National Academy of Sciences is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public about issues in the sciences.

This project addresses the global risks and opportunities of advanced research into a new gene editing technique, CRISPR/Cas9, which has been used to manipulate the germline (i.e. heritable characteristics) of human embryos. The National Academy will collect, develop, and disseminate options and recommendations from leading experts regarding this research through a series public and private consultations and other follow up activities.

$50,000

2015 • 1 year • Migration

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization that synthesizes, analyzes, and evaluates research from relevant scientific disciplines, and advises government and the public on questions of national importance. Supplementing an award of $845,000 approved in 2013, this award assists NAS in finalizing a report on the economic and fiscal impacts of immigration to the United States. In addition to assessing macroeconomic effects and the influence of immigration on wages and labor markets, the pending report includes data and analysis of the fiscal impacts of immigration at the national level and on each of the fifty states. This grant also augments resources for the report’s broad dissemination to target audiences, such as policymakers, the media, and the American public.

$900,000

2014 • 2 years • Policy Research

Building upon previous Foundation funding to the National Academy of Sciences, this grant supports the convening of an expert committee to conduct a consensus study on how to improve the use of economic analysis of costs, benefits and potential for return on investment to inform policy and funding decisions on investments in children, youth and families. As a result, a multidisciplinary group of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers will make recommendations to improve the quality, utility, and use of research, evaluation and economic evidence about investments in children, youth and families.

$425,000

2014 • 1 year 2 months • Criminal Justice

The National Research Council, part of the National Academy of Sciences, will use this grant to develop and implement a strategic communications plan to reach targeted audiences with the findings and recommendations of the Council's report, The Growth of Incarceration in the United States, which analyzes the dramatic increase in U.S. incarceration rates, its effects on people's lives, families, and communities, and its implications for public policy. With this communications plan, the Council seeks to increase awareness and understanding, and spur action to significantly reduce incarceration rates, mitigate their social and economic costs, and develop effective alternative community responses and resources.

$165,000

2013 • 11 months • Juvenile Justice

The National Research Council, the operating arm of the National Academy of Sciences, conducts workshops, develops studies, evaluates programs, and provides research fellowships to inform policy and practice in education, science, technology, criminal justice, and other areas of social policy. This grant supports the Council to convene a study committee under the auspices of the Committee on Law and Justice to develop a report and recommendations that will equip the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention with a blueprint for implementing juvenile justice system reform using a developmental

$200,000

2013 • 3 years • Community & Economic Development

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit society of distinguished scholars charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. With this grant, NAS will convene an expert committee to conduct a study of how sustainability principles now being applied in selected urban regions can inform economic growth and regeneration practices in other major metropolitan areas. The study is expected to generate new planning frameworks for integrating sustainability practices into local government decision making that can be adapted in other regions to inform local, state, and national strategies.

$150,000

2013 • 1 year

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) was incorporated in an 1863 Congressional charter and has since become the trusted source for unbiased, sound advice regarding the most pressing challenges faced by the nation, from conservation of natural resources to development of nutritional guidelines to the human genome project. As part of the Academy's 150th Anniversary commemoration, this grant funds a book authored by three eminent historians about the development of science, medicine and technology in America and NAS's role in that process, and recounts its public policy work in the context of the socio-political landscape of the nation, and the world, and related symposia.

$50,000

2013 • 1 year 3 months

The National Academy of Sciences is a private, non-profit organization charged with providing independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to science and technology. This study, "Science and Technology Capabilities at the Department of State," will recruit U.S. foreign policy and scientific experts from public and private sectors to reevaluate, in light of new global challenges and advances, how the Department of State uses science and technology to achieve foreign policy objectives. The project will include meetings, research, reviews and analyses, interviews and field visits. Funds will be used for a final report, meetings, travel and partial salaries.

$845,000

2013 • 2 years 6 months • Migration

This grant to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will convene an expert panel to produce a consensus study on the economic and fiscal consequences of immigration in the United States. This report, which will update the seminal 1997 NAS study, The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, will assess the consequences of immigration on labor, wages, economic growth and other factors, and provide timely data and analysis to policy makers, the media and the public.

$290,000

2013 • 1 year • Policy Research

The National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine will convene a workshop with an interdisciplinary committee of economists, social scientists, researchers, and policy experts to highlight issues on reaching consensus on the standards for benefit-cost analysis for preventive interventions for children, youth, and families. Although benefit-cost analysis holds much promise for influencing policy, there is an absence of broad-based agreement and consistent application of theoretical, technical, and reporting standards that diminishes its use by policymakers. Workshop findings could inform the development of standards to guide future benefit-cost studies, ensure greater consistency and comparability across studies, and enhance benefit-cost analysis' value among government and other decision-makers.

$100,000

2011 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

In support of a workshop on Key Education Indicators.

$180,000

2010 • 1 year 6 months • Digital Media & Learning

To study 21st Century Skills and conduct a workshop to examine existing and new methods of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (over 18 months).

$200,000

2010 • 2 years

To examine and strengthen the health and competitiveness of U.S. research universities (over two years).

$1,850,000

2007 • 2 years • Policy Research

To establish and jointly staff an expert committee on the Fiscal Future and American Society (over two years).

$250,000

2007 • 2 years

To bring scientific and technical expertise to policymakers at the U.S. Department of State through the Jefferson Science Fellows Program (over two years).

$95,000

2006 • 1 year

In support of a research project on the international experience of world leaders.

$50,000

2003 • 1 year 10 months • Population & Reproductive Health

In support of research and travel costs associated with the Panel on the Transition to Adulthood in Developing Countries.

$900,000

2003 • 3 years

In support of a pilot initiative to establish the Jefferson Senior Science Fellows Program at the U.S. Department of State (over three years).

$250,000

2002 • 1 year 6 months

To promote open access to scientific and technical data and information

$49,000

2002 • 1 year

To support a symposium on the role of the public domain in scientific and technical information.

$150,000

2001 • 1 year

To accelerate efforts to reduce the danger of nuclear weapon use by terrorist organizations.

$50,000

2000 • 1 year

To support a study on technical concerns related to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

$15,000

2000 • 1 year

To support a colloquium on the future of biological evolution.

$110,000

1998 • 2 years • Juvenile Justice

To support a study on juvenile crime prevention, control, and treatment (over two years).

$10,000

1997 • 1 year

To support the Second National Forum on Biodiversity.

$30,000

1997 • 1 year

To support the Second National Forum on Biodiversity.

$175,000

1996 • 2 years

To support research on land-use change in India and China (over two years).

$200,000

1995 • 1 year • Population & Reproductive Health

To support inter-disciplinary research on population and land use in India, China, and the United States.

$75,000

1994 • 2 years

To support the Committee to Develop a Research Agenda on the Education of Limited-English-Proficient and Bilingual Students.

$49,900

1994 • 1 year • Population & Reproductive Health

To support a meeting to plan six case studies on population and land use in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Indian National Science Academy.

$19,000

1994 • 1 year

To support the policy project Technological Aspects of Industrial Modernization in Mexico.

$20,000

1993 • 1 year

To publish volumes II, III, and IV of the report "Understanding and Preventing Violence."

$900,000

1990 • 1 year

For use by the Soviet/East European Program of the National Research Council to support a series of exchange programs with the Soviet and Eastern European Academies of Sciences (over three years).

$100,000

1989 • 1 year 1 month

For use by the National Research Council to support the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Change.

$10,000

1988 • 1 year 1 month

To send 14 scholars to the International Congress on the History of Science.

$600,000

1988 • 1 year 1 month

To support the Committee on International Security and Arms Control for collaborative efforts on scientific and technical issues germane to international security and arms control, with colleagues in the Soviet Academy of Sciences, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, and the French Academy of Sciences (over three years).

$25,000

1987 • 1 year

In support of general operations and the Committee on Human Rights.

$100,000

1987 • 1 year

To support a survey and work plan on drought, desertification, and food deficit in Africa, a joint project with the African Academy of Sciences.

$425,000

1986 • 1 year

To support the project Contributions of Behavioral and Social Science to the Prevention of Nuclear War, under the direction of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.

$1,000,000

1985 • 1 year

To support self-initiated policy-oriented studies (over five years).

$200,000

1985 • 1 year

To support research, disseminate knowledge, and stimulate networking on the contributions of behavioral and social science to the prevention of nuclear war.

$225,000

1984 • 1 year

In support of general operations (over two years).

$20,000

1984 • 1 year

To support a review of the Institute of Medicine—its structure and relationship to the academy and the impact of its policy studies.

$3,000,000

1983 • 1 year

To establish the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fund for International Scientific Communication, devoted to nongovernmental programs among the scientific communities of the United States, the People's Republic of China, and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (over 10 years).

$20,000

1982 • 1 year

To study the implications of governmental policies related to mental health.

$1,000,000

1981 • 1 year

To support self-initiated policy-oriented studies (over five years).

$200,000

1981 • 1 year

To support national conferences for policymakers on issues of child development research and public policy.

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