2016 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
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.
2015 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
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.
1998 • 1 year, 5 months
For "Imperialism and Nation-Making in the Tsarist, Soviet, and Post-Soviet States."
1989 • 2 years • International Peace & Security
To support the research project East-South Systems Transformations, under the direction of Adam Przeworski, in collaboration with Jerzy J. Wiatr (over three years).
1989 • 1 year, 1 month • International Peace & Security
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.
1988 • 1 year, 1 month • International Peace & Security
To support a joint survey/research project on citizen participation in government.
1987 • 1 year, 1 month
To create central file of state budget data.