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Boston University

Grants to Boston University

  • $300,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Boston University’s Global Economic Governance Initiative is a research program associated with the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, founded in 2008 to advance policy-relevant knowledge about governance for financial stability, human development, and the environment. In collaboration with Bolivian, Ecuadorean, and Peruvian universities, think-tanks, and civil society — as well as the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection— the center is assessing the relative environmental and social impacts of development projects financed by national and multilateral banks in the tropical Andes, including Chinese financing institutions. In particular, these partners are examining the extent to which development banks, civil society, and governments deploy environmental and social safeguards and using the information to help inform future bank policies and projects to ensure that these projects generate economic benefits for host nations and mitigate risks to ecosystems and communities.

  • $306,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — This grant supports a donor collaborative of MacArthur, C.S. Mott and Rockefeller Brothers Fund for policy-oriented research and outreach convened by Boston and Tufts Universities. The work is directed at gaining a more accurate and precise understanding of the environment and development impacts of Chinese investment in Latin America and assisting policy-makers and advocates to identify and exploit the relevant policy levers that can maximize the benefits of Chinese economic activity in Latin America, while mitigating the social and environmental costs.

  • $75,000

    2003 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — For “Cuban Refugees, Migrants, and the Remaking of Community, Country and Cross-Border Relations.”

  • $20,000

    1990 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To prepare a manuscript by Peter Knapp on the topic of emotion.

  • $15,000

    1983 (Inactive Grant)


    BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a historical study of the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Boston University $716,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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