2017 • 2 years
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is a membership organization founded in 1969 by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology working to educate the public and inform decisions critical to the nation's health, safety, and environment. The ability of the United States to remain a climate science leader is crucial to preventing the worst impacts of global warming that threaten humankind. Continued U.S. progress is essential to inspire and influence other large emitters to stay on track to meet their commitments as well. To help achieve this, UCS draws on its scientific expertise to preserve key carbon reduction regulations, particularly fuel economy standards; to counter anti-science, anti-regulatory rhetoric that threatens the ability of regulatory agencies to carry out their work; to strengthen a fact-based national climate discourse; and to promote state-based ambition and innovation to advance carbon emissions reductions.
2016 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges
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.
2014 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges
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.
2012 • 2 years • International Peace & Security
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.
2009 • 1 year, 10 months • International Peace & Security
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).
2007 • 2 years • International Peace & Security
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).
2003 • 3 years • International Peace & Security
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).
2002 • 2 years, 6 months • International Peace & Security
To support the first international professional meeting of independent technical peace and security analysts.
2002 • 4 years
To support the Ounce of Prevention campaign (over four years).
2001 • 3 years • International Peace & Security
To support the Global Security Program (over three years).