Grantee Profile

Stimson Center

Grants to Stimson Center

  • $390,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Stimson Center (Stimson) is a nonpartisan policy research center based in Washington, D.C. that delivers pragmatic policy solutions on the major transnational dangers. Through field and archival research, and outreach to policymakers in national governments and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), this project examines how to more closely regulate extracted natural uranium that could be converted into fissile material and used for nefarious purposes. This award is part of an effort to strengthen nonproliferation measures and build the confidence and transparency that will be required for countries to reduce fissile material stockpiles.

  • $410,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center based in Washington, D.C. that delivers pragmatic policy solutions on major transnational dangers. The award draws on a previous project that examined the role of industry in the nuclear supply chain, which attracted significant policymaker and industry interest. This project aims to develop international standards for an integrated nuclear safety-security approach based on the varied and disparate efforts to date. It builds a business case that shifts the perception of security from a burdensome requirement to a value-added effort, minimizing risks and benefiting overall operations.

  • $500,000

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Stimson Center is a nonpro?t, nonpartisan institution dedicated to offering practical solutions to problems of national and international security. This renewal grant seeks to reduce nuclear dangers South Asia, where the risk of a nuclear-tinged crisis or conflict between India and Pakistan is growing. Key programming activities include: policy-relevant research and writing; fieldwork; convening meetings in Washington and the region; mentoring a rising generation of talent in India and Pakistan; growing the audience for and participation in the center’s South Asian Voices website; and setting up a new, open, on-line course on nuclear weapons and arms control in South Asia.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Henry L. Stimson Center (“Stimson”) is a non-partisan think tank dedicated to helping improve peace and human security. Stimson’s Southeast Asia program has promoted sustainable development in the Mekong Basin, emphasizing an integrated, political-economy approach to transboundary water resource management. The project will focus on drivers and impacts of uncoordinated hydropower development across the Mekong Basin, from China to the Vietnam delta. It will frame the hydropower development issue as threat to regional cooperation.

  • $425,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. This grant renews a successful grant to Stimson Center for its Partners in Prevention Task Force. Stimson Center will work with its newly established consortium of dual-use technology manufacturers, insurance and risk mitigation firms, and with U.S. government officials to the White House and the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, and Treasury to address evolving threats and opportunities in the nuclear proliferation realm. Funds would be used for partial salaries, honoraria for consulted experts, travel, workshops, and publications.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Henry L. Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a combination of rigorous analysis and outreach to policymakers. It seeks to engage policymakers and other experts to craft recommendations that are cross-partisan, actionable, and effective. The purpose of this grant is to help Stimson build financial reserves and a communications strategy. This will allow it to enhance its long-term institutional sustainability.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Henry L. Stimson Center (“Stimson”) will focus on drivers and impacts of uncoordinated hydropower development. Stimson will engage with high level decision-makers to present well-documented evidence that these planned dams threaten national food security, have serious socioeconomic impacts that may threaten domestic stability in some cases, and also result in inequitable transboundary impacts. We believe that framing the hydropower development issue as threat to regional cooperation and, potentially even regional stability will have more traction with decision-makers than conservation-based arguments.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. The purpose of this grant is to promote market-based industry solutions to the proliferation threat. Stimson will engage four discrete industry sectors about their role in the potential proliferation supply chain -- traditional dual use technology manufacturers, the US domestic radiopharmaceutical sector, the ocean borne shipping industry, and the insurance sector. Funds will be used for partial salary support, honoraria, travel, workshops, and publications. This grant supports the Foundation’s Nuclear Security Strategy, which aims to prevent nuclear terrorism.

  • $650,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a research project titled, South Asia's Nuclear Future (over three years).

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To broaden and deepen understanding of the risks posed by the construction of hydropower dams on the Mekong River's mainstream.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Stimson Center $5,325,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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