Grantee Profile

Princeton University

Grants to Princeton University

  • $750,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)


    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — The Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) is an interdisciplinary center at Princeton University that is a nexus of expertise in technology, engineering, public policy and the social sciences. CITP seeks to translate technical expertise into public policy and social impact and to connect and train technology policy experts. Programmatically, it achieves this through a portfolio of varied activities including: 1) interdisciplinary research; 2) translating technological research into information and tools useful for policymakers, advocates and citizens, through public events, open source software, and accessible, written materials, such as policy papers and blog posts; and, 3) the hosting of interdisciplinary conferences and workshops covening academics, advocates, government officials and industry, and hosting visiting faculty, fellows, and postdocs. The grant provides general support to CITP as it deepens its work addressing issues at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and public policy in an effort to help advance AI in the public interest.

  • $414,000

    2017 (Duration 2 years)

    Nuclear Challenges

    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — Established in 2009 at Princeton University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Nuclear Futures Laboratory (NFL) carries out research on emerging nuclear energy technologies, nuclear nonproliferation, and arms control. This project was selected though a request for proposals competition, co-organized by MacArthur and Carnegie Corporation of New York, entitled Heading Off Nuclear Catastrophe. This award establishes a partnership between NFL and Games for Change (G4C), a non-profit organization that supports the creation and distribution of digital media games for educational and humanitarian purposes. The project employs virtual reality for innovation, collaboration, and public awareness on nuclear arms control and materials security.

  • $1,755,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Nuclear Challenges

    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is a major center of education and research in public and international affairs. Established in 2006 with an award from MacArthur, the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) is a project of the Woodrow Wilson School. Consisting of technical and policy experts and former diplomats from 18 countries, including China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Russia, the U.K. and the U.S., its mission is to develop and support practical and achievable initiatives to end the production of and secure, consolidate, and reduce stockpiles of highly enriched uranium (HEU) and separated plutonium—the key ingredients in nuclear weapons. Funds for workshops, meetings, research, publications, and policy outreach enable IPFM to continue its mission in support of the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit and beyond.

  • $234,503

    2011 (Inactive Grant)


    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — To research the effects of environmental policy on infants in poor and minority neighborhoods, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years).

  • $1,200,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — In support of the project entitled, International Panel on Fissile Materials, whose aim is to reduce global stockpiles of nuclear materials and the locations in which they can be found (over three years).

  • $10,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — In support of a dissertation on social organization of suburban poverty as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years).

  • $750,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)


    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — To support research on migration and development and the Latin American Migration Project (over three years).

  • $120,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)


    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — In support of a longitudinal survey of Mexican migrants in the United States (over one year).

  • $250,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — In support of the Adversity and Resilience: Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Vulnerable Populations project.

  • $50,417

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY — To consolidate scientific research for conservation decision making in Madagascar using the REBIOMA database, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Princeton University $5,533,920 between 1978 and 2017.

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