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Union of Concerned Scientists

Cambridge, Massachusetts
www.ucsusa.org

Union of Concerned Scientists was awarded $13,181,040 between 1990 and 2021, including 25 grants in Nuclear Challenges, Climate Solutions, Conservation & Sustainable Development and Human Rights.

$200,000

2021 • 1 year • Nuclear Challenges

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based nonprofit organization working for a healthier environment and a safer world. UCS conducts technical assessments and outreach to reduce the risks posed by nuclear technologies and materials. This award provides flexible support for the work of the Nuclear Power Safety program.

$1,000,000

2021 • 2 years • Climate Solutions

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a membership organization founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to educate the public and inform decisions critical to the nation's health, safety, and environment. This award contributes toward placing the United States on a path to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century. UCS is working to expand bipartisan demand for climate action subnationally and nationally; to encourage a clean, resilient, and equitable electricity grid through reform and innovation; to curb transportation emissions in key states through the promotion of cap and invest strategies and vehicle electrification; and to mobilize the science community to reinforce informed subnational climate action. This work promotes progress underway in key states and regions, informing discussions of more comprehensive climate solutions in the United States.

$2,000,000

2019 • 2 years • Climate Solutions

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a membership organization founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to educate the public and inform decisions critical to the nation's health, safety, and environment. This two-year award contributes toward placing the United States on a path to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by mid-century. UCS is working to expand bipartisan demand for climate action subnationally and nationally; to encourage a clean, resilient, and equitable electricity grid through reform and innovation; to curb transportation emissions in key states through the promotion of cap and invest strategies and vehicle electrification; and to mobilize the science community to reinforce informed subnational climate action. This work promotes progress underway in key states and regions, informing discussions of more comprehensive climate solutions in the United States.

$750,000

2018 • 3 years • Nuclear Challenges

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based non-profit organization working for a healthier environment and a safer world. Through this renewal award for project support, UCS conducts technical assessments and outreach on securing and eliminating weapons-useable material in the United States, and examines how U.S. missile defense policies affect arms control and international security. The award aims to inform U.S. weapons-useable material and missile defense policy in order to reduce nuclear risks.

$2,000,000

2017 • 2 years • Climate Solutions

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a membership organization founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to educate the public and inform decisions critical to the nation's health, safety, and environment. The ability of the United States to remain a climate science leader is crucial to preventing the worst impacts of global warming that threaten humankind. Continued U.S. progress is essential to inspire and influence other large emitters to stay on track to meet their commitments as well. To help achieve this, UCS draws on its scientific expertise to preserve key carbon reduction regulations, particularly fuel economy standards; to counter anti-science, anti-regulatory rhetoric that threatens the ability of regulatory agencies to carry out their work; to strengthen a fact-based national climate discourse; and to promote state-based ambition and innovation to advance carbon emissions reductions.

$450,000

2016 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based non-profit organization working for a healthier environment and a safer world. Through this renewal award, UCS conducts technical assessments on securing and eliminating weapons-useable material in the United States. UCS continues education and public engagement on the security risks of continuing construction of the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel facility near Aiken, South Carolina.  In addition, the award supports analysis of renewed efforts to license advanced nuclear reactors, examines the dangers associated with the weakening of regulatory standards, and investigates measures to enhance security at nuclear facilities. The award is intended to inform U.S. weapons-useable material policies.

$445,000

2014 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Through this renewal grant, UCS will conduct technical assessments on securing and eliminating fissile materials that can be used for nuclear weapons. Through research, publications, and briefings, UCS will shed light on ways the United States can show international leadership in the effort to eliminate fissile materials and reduce the number of nuclear weapons.

$400,000

2012 • 2 years

The Union of Concerned Scientists is science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. It combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions to pressing problems. Its proposed project, Technical Assessments of Opportunities to Reduce the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism, would conduct two technical assessments to shed light on ways the United States can show international leadership in denying terrorist access to fissile materials. Funds would be used for staff salaries, travel, and publications. The project would promote MacArthur's goals to prevent nuclear terrorism by securing fissile material.

$250,000

2009 • 1 year 10 months

To support activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, missile defense and international space policy (over 22 months).

$650,000

2007 • 2 years

In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to proliferation and other risks associated with nuclear power, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and China security issues (over two years).

$1,278,000

2003 • 3 years

In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to securing weapons of mass destruction (over three years).

$1,000,000

2002 • 4 years

To support the Ounce of Prevention campaign (over four years).

$98,000

2002 • 2 years 6 months

To support the first international professional meeting of independent technical peace and security analysts.

$300,000

2001 • 2 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a collaborative effort to maintain momentum for strong U.S. action and international cooperation to address global warming (over two years).

$543,000

2001 • 3 years

To support the Global Security Program (over three years).

$75,000

1999 • 1 year

To support research and public education on the reduction of nuclear weapons and the implications of ballistic missile defenses.

$250,000

1998 • 3 years 1 month

To strengthen arms control expertise in China (over two years).

$1,200,000

1998 • 1 year • Conservation & Sustainable Development

To support a project on climate change, in collaboration with the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund (over three years).

$50,000

1998 • 1 year • Human Rights

To educate the public about global warming and climate change.

$25,000

1996 • 1 year

To promote and distribute a video to educate the public on the linkages among environmental degradation, population growth, consumption, and economic development.

$132,440

1996 • 7 years 6 months

To support the Foreign Scientists Fellowship Program (over three years).

$25,000

1994 • 1 year

For research and publications that describe the relationship between American consumption patterns and environmental degradation.

$12,000

1993 • 1 year

To support a meeting responding to the "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity" document.

$22,600

1991 • 1 year

To support an oil fire symposium.

$25,000

1990 • 1 year

To support the project Creating a Sustainable Energy Future: A Model National Energy Strategy.

www.ucsusa.org
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