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Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
www.northwestern.edu

Northwestern University was awarded $7,145,593 between 1980 and 2017, including 15 grants in Housing, Community & Economic Development, Digital Media & Learning, and Journalism & Media.

$10,000

2017 • 2 months

Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Chicago Council for Global Affairs and the University of Chicago, is bringing together a group of leading experts in Chicago to participate in a forum to examine democracy and security in Nigeria. A series of public and private events is taking place across the city. A concluding forum, hosted in collaboration with the Shehu Yar’Adua Center, takes place in Nigeria.

$385,000

2014 • 2 years, 5 months • Digital Media & Learning

Northwestern University’s Office of STEM Education Partnerships connects grade K-12 students and teachers with the world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University. This grant supports its FUSE program, designed by Northwestern to engage young people in STEM learning through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on, exploratory challenges. This grant will enable FUSE to augment its library of challenge-based sequences in areas such as robotics, electronics, and 3-D prototyping; implement new measures to assess the program’s impact on the development of 21st century skills; and develop a sustainability plan to meet growing national and international demand for FUSE programming.

$350,000

2013 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

Northwestern University’s Office of STEM Education Partnerships supports grade K-to-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University. It will use this grant to help bring to scale the FUSE project, an effort to engage young people in STEM fields through easy-to-accomplish, hands-on exploratory challenges. Northwestern will focus on increasing the number of challenge-based sequences, in areas such as robotics, electronics, and 3-D prototyping, to easily engage a young person in a continuum of STEM learning from novice to expert over the course of a year.

$1,350,000

2013 • 4 years • Community & Economic Development

The Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute at Northwestern University. Among the many significant areas in which it conducts social science research are law enforcement, criminal justice, and the study of American policing. The Institute will use this grant to undertake a multi-year community survey as the second wave of analysis of the procedural justice reforms underway at the Chicago Police Department. Wesley Skogan, a preeminent scholar on police reform and the author of numerous studies of the Chicago Police Department, will lead the examination of the new model of policing for Chicago.

$9,534

2013 • 1 year • Journalism & Media

Northwestern University, in co-production with German Camera Productions, will produce the documentary film Saving Mes Aynak, directed by Brett Huffman, about a team of international archaeologists racing to excavate the ancient Afghan city of Mes Aynak before a Chinese mining company destroys it to create an open-pit copper mine. The film follows the experiences of Afghan and international archeologists, the local Afghans, mining company officials, and activists.

$500,000

2012 • 2 years, 3 months • Community & Economic Development

Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute that conducts research in many public policy areas, including law enforcement, criminal justice, and American policing. The Institute will evaluate a major reorganization and reform of the Chicago Police Department that seeks to engage public, private, and community leaders in creating a new model of policing for Chicago. Wesley Skogan, a preeminent scholar on police reform and the author of numerous studies of the Chicago Police Department, will lead the work.

$2,137,611

2010 • 3 years • Housing

In support of the Research Network on How Housing Matters to Families and Children (over three years).

$300,000

2007 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning

To conduct an analysis of the feasibility of creating a longitudinal quantitative survey of young people's participation with digital media.

$73,408

1998 • 2 years, 10 months

For "Afro-Modernity: Transnational Cooperation and the Politics of the African Diaspora."

$9,704

1988 • 1 year, 1 month

Technical assistance support for research and development of materials on regional theater to present at the Grantmakers in the Arts conference.

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