Grantee Profile

Nautilus Institute

Grants to Nautilus Institute

  • $330,000

    2016 (Duration 11 months)

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Nautilus Institute convenes a community of scholars and practitioners who conduct research on strategies to solve interconnected global problems, including the threats of nuclear war, urban and energy insecurity, and climate change in the Asia Pacific region. The award builds on a previous Nautilus project on the topic of spent fuel vulnerability and the threat of nuclear terrorism in Japan. Through this renewal award, Nautilus expands its work to nuclear security expert and policy communities in other countries.

  • $500,000

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — The Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability is a non-profit think tank that aims to develop and apply strategies to solve interconnected global problems involving the threat of nuclear war, urban and energy insecurity, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific. This renewal extends Nautilus’ work on reducing the nuclear vulnerabilities in Japan. Nautilus conducts technical analysis of alternatives to recycling and other storage options that are dangerous from a security perspective. It convenes meetings among Japanese experts to deepen the dialogue and promote acceptance of more secure and proliferation-resistant storage options.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To develop alternative spent nuclear fuel management options in light of lessons learned from Japan's nuclear crisis (over three years).

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of an East Asian network of scientists undertaking collaborative research on international security issues (over three years).

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — In support of a project to address the North Korea proliferation issues.

  • $100,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To examine the strategic and political issues raised by the potential deployment of U.S. theater missile defenses in East Asia.

  • $30,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Peace & Security

    BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA — To support the Bilateral Nuclear Inspectorate Korean project.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Nautilus Institute $2,260,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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