Grantee Profile

Union of Concerned Scientists

Grants to Union of Concerned Scientists

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Nuclear Challenges

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based non-profit organization working for a healthier environment and a safer world. Through this renewal award, UCS conducts technical assessments on securing and eliminating weapons-useable material in the United States. UCS continues education and public engagement on the security risks of continuing construction of the mixed oxide (MOX) fuel facility near Aiken, South Carolina.  In addition, the award supports analysis of renewed efforts to license advanced nuclear reactors, examines the dangers associated with the weakening of regulatory standards, and investigates measures to enhance security at nuclear facilities. The award is intended to inform U.S. weapons-useable material policies.

  • $445,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. Through this renewal grant, UCS will conduct technical assessments on securing and eliminating fissile materials that can be used for nuclear weapons. Through research, publications, and briefings, UCS will shed light on ways the United States can show international leadership in the effort to eliminate fissile materials and reduce the number of nuclear weapons.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Union of Concerned Scientists is science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. It combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions to pressing problems. Its proposed project, Technical Assessments of Opportunities to Reduce the Risk of Nuclear Terrorism, would conduct two technical assessments to shed light on ways the United States can show international leadership in denying terrorist access to fissile materials. Funds would be used for staff salaries, travel, and publications. The project would promote MacArthur’s goals to prevent nuclear terrorism by securing fissile material.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, missile defense and international space policy (over 22 months).

  • $650,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to proliferation and other risks associated with nuclear power, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, and China security issues (over two years).

  • $1,278,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of activities to provide policymakers and the public with scientific information and analysis related to securing weapons of mass destruction (over three years).

  • $1,000,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the Ounce of Prevention campaign (over four years).

  • $98,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the first international professional meeting of independent technical peace and security analysts.

  • $300,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a collaborative effort to maintain momentum for strong U.S. action and international cooperation to address global warming (over two years).

  • $543,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the Global Security Program (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Union of Concerned Scientists $5,414,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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