Grantee Profile

Tobin Project

Grants to Tobin Project

  • $650,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Policy Research

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Founded in 2005, the Tobin Project is motivated by the idea that rigorous scholarship on major real-world problems can make a profound difference and help serve society over the long term. The Tobin Project is a catalyst that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration through a unique model that mobilizes, motivates, and supports a community of scholars across the social sciences and allied fields who seek to address significant challenges facing the nation. This award provides general operating support to the Tobin Project, enabling it to advance research projects, disseminate scholarship, engage scholars both within and outside the network, and demonstrate the value of problem-oriented research.

  • $975,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Tobin Project is an independent, non-profit research organization whose mission is to foster innovative academic research that addresses some of the nation’s most pressing policy challenges and to bring this research into policy debates. The Tobin Project will use this general operating support to support its work on four interrelated areas of inquiry: economic inequality, institutions of American democracy, improving regulatory governance, and sustaining long-term national security.

  • $750,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Founded in 2005, the Tobin Project is an independent, non-profit research organization whose mission is to foster innovative academic research that addresses some of the nation’s most pressing policy challenges. The grant will enable the Tobin Project to accomplish two important tasks: build up its cash reserve to provide flexibility and ensure institutional stability; and experiment and explore how best to expand the capacity for scholars to identify what the Tobin Project has come to define as “strategic” research initiatives.

  • $900,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $300,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of general operations (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Tobin Project $3,575,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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