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Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Princeton University was awarded $7,136,151 between 1984 and 2017, including 15 grants in Conservation & Sustainable Development, Technology in the Public Interest, Nuclear Challenges, Housing, Migration, and International Peace & Security.


2017 • 4 years • Technology in the Public Interest

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.


2017 • 3 years, 9 months • Nuclear Challenges

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.


2014 • 3 years, 1 month • Nuclear Challenges

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.


2011 • 4 years, 3 months • International Peace & Security

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).


2011 • 5 years, 1 month • Housing

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).


2009 • 2 years • Housing

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).


2008 • 4 years, 6 months • Migration

To support research on migration and development and the Latin American Migration Project (over three years).


2007 • 1 year, 3 months • Migration

In support of a longitudinal survey of Mexican migrants in the United States (over one year).


2006 • 1 year

In support of the Adversity and Resilience: Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Vulnerable Populations project.


2004 • 3 years • Conservation & Sustainable Development

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

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