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Centre for Independent Social Research

St. Petersburg, Russia
www.cisr.ru

Centre for Independent Social Research was awarded $2,367,210 between 1995 and 2014, including 9 grants in Human Rights and MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions.

$300,000

2014 • 3 years, 3 months • Human Rights

This three-year grant of $300,000 awarded to the St. Petersburg-based Centre for Independent Social Research, an independent research institute, is in support of a project to improve the quality of expertise available to Russian courts in cases involving freedom of expression and other fundamental rights. The project will monitor the use of expertise by the courts, establish a network of relevant experts, and promote public interest in these issues. Foundation dollars would be spent primarily on salaries, seminars and conferences, and travel. The grant advances the Foundation’s strategic priority of enhancing freedom of expression and access to justice in Russia.

$200,000

2013 • 1 year

The Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR), founded in 1991, is Russia’s leading independent, non-university-based sociological research institute. With its long track record of research, training, and publishing, CISR has been a leader in efforts to build a new sociological profession in Russia that is politically independent and open to international scholarly interchange. The goal of this grant is to help set CISR on a path to long-term financial sustainability. The bulk of the grant will be used to seed the Centre’s new endowment; MacArthur funds will also cover fundraising consultant fees, travel, and the establishment of new fundraising and endowment offices at CISR.

$50,000

2012 • 1 year, 8 months

The Centre for Independent Social Research (CISR), founded in 1991, is Russia’s leading independent, non-university-based sociological research institute. With its long track record of research, training, and publishing, CISR has played a key role in efforts to build a new sociological profession in Russia that is politically independent and open to international scholarly interchange. MacArthur has supported CISR since 1995 under the Foundation’s Russian Higher Education initiative. The recommended grant will be used to seed the Centre’s new endowment, which will help set CISR on a path to long-term financial sustainability.

$350,000

2009 • 2 years, 11 months • MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

To develop a new scholarly journal, associated web portal, and other activities aimed at strengthening the field of sociology in Russia.

$600,000

2007 • 5 years

In support of activities aiming to improve policy-relevant social science research and education in Russia (over five years).

$375,000

2004 • 3 years, 3 months

In support of activities to advance sociological studies in Russia (over three years).

$400,000

2001 • 3 years

To support research, training, and networking activities to advance sociological studies in Russia (over three years).

$80,210

1997 • 1 year, 6 months • Human Rights

To support research on Caucasian ethnic and national communities in St. Petersburg.

$12,000

1995 • 4 months

To support the conference "Biographic Method and Oral History in Comparative Studies of Transformation Processes in Eastern Europe."

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