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University of Chicago, Department of Political Science

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago, Department of Political Science was awarded $2,407,007 between 1987 and 2018, including 8 grants in International Peace & Security and Journalism & Media.

$900,000

2018 • 3 years • Journalism & Media

The Black Youth Project (BYP), housed at the University of Chicago Department of Political Science, is a research and education organization that examines the attitudes, perspectives, and culture of young, urban people of color and helps to amplify them in the media and in policy discussions. Its goal is to engage African-American, Latino-American and Asian-American Millennials in meaningful political and civic activity, helping them to raise their voices and define and enact civic and political agendas as a means of fully participating in public life. This grant provides BYP with flexible support to strengthen, and help disseminate findings from, its GenForward survey, the first-ever custom survey panel designed to gather data about the opinions and policy preferences of youth of color.  BYP is using the resources to expand its online news and commentary site, a training ground for young journalists of color that reports on and reflects the lived experiences of young Black Americans, and to carry out a pilot research effort in Chicago, similar to GenForward, designed to gather data about the ideas, attitudes, decision-making, and lived experiences of young people of color at the city level. 

$600,000

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.

$500,000

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. 

$75,000

1998 • 1 year, 5 months

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

$21,507

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.

$295,540

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).

$9,960

1988 • 1 year, 1 month • International Peace & Security

To support a joint survey/research project on citizen participation in government.

$5,000

1987 • 1 year, 1 month

To create central file of state budget data.

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