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University of Chicago, Department of Political Science

Grants to University of Chicago, Department of Political Science

  • $600,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Journalism & Media

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The University of Chicago Department of Political Science is the home of the Black Youth Project (BYP), a research, education, and advocacy organization focused on amplifying the voices of underrepresented youth. In 2015, MacArthur supported BYP to design and launch the first-ever custom survey panel to gather data about opinions and policy preferences of youth of color. This grant provides general support to BYP to integrate the work of the survey into the organization's programming and increase its capacity to ensure the perspectives of youth of color are well represented in public dialogue. This includes strengthening the organization's online presence, expanding the capacity of its reporting staff to use data from the survey, and carrying out programming to increase the media literacy, research, and data reporting skills of teens.

  • $500,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The University of Chicago Department of Political Science is the home of the Black Youth Project (BYP), a research, education and advocacy organization focused on amplifying the voices of underrepresented youth. Dr. Cathy Cohen, a leading scholar on race, politics and culture and a member of the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, founded BYP in 2005 to examine and highlight the attitudes, resources, and culture of African-American youth. Under her direction, BYP has grown into one of the leading research entities studying the political attitudes and actions of young people. This grant will support BYP to develop a custom survey panel of next generation American citizens, ages 18 to 30. The custom panel will oversample Black, Latino and Asian-American respondents to generate data that can be used to amplify the voices of young people of color. BYP will analyze and repackage the data for the media, policymakers, advocates, and academics. 

  • $75,000

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — For "Imperialism and Nation-Making in the Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet States."

  • $295,540

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the research project East-South Systems Transformations, under the direction of Adam Przeworski, in collaboration with Jerzy J. Wiatr (over three years).

  • $21,507

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support the Center for Ethics, Rationality, and Society for a U.S.-Soviet exchange on nuclear weapons policy between the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical Association.

  • $9,960

    1988 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a joint survey/research project on citizen participation in government.

  • $5,000

    1987 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To create central file of state budget data.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Chicago, Department of Political Science $1,507,007 between 1978 and 2017.

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