Grantee Profile

American University, School of Public Affairs

Grants to American University, School of Public Affairs

  • $300,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Offering comprehensive sexuality education in schools can be difficult to achieve, due to political sensitivities in acknowledging the sexual activity of unmarried young people. This project will use a comparative case study method to examine the reasons for greater or less success in implementing sexuality education programs, with a focus on the political factors involved rather than on the health outcomes achieved. Several states in Nigeria will be studied; also, for an Africa-US comparison, the research will include the state of Mississippi. Expected outcomes include not only better understanding of how advances have been made in the past, but also recommendations for improved future advocacy.

  • $104,935

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support four policy research centers in Russia to develop nonauthoritarian strategies to combat organized crime (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded American University, School of Public Affairs $404,935 between 1978 and 2018.