Grantee Profile

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies

Grants to University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 11 months)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Cultural Policy Center was based at the University of Chicago from 1999 until 2016. It supported the arts community by researching important applied and theoretical issues, convened conversations about critical topics, and taught graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and policy fields about the arts. In 2016, the University of Chicago announced the merger of the Cultural Policy Center with Place Lab, which is a partnership between Arts + Public Life and the Harris School of Public Policy, both of which are also affiliated with the University. Place Lab consists of a team of social scientists, architects, creative professionals, and business leaders who work together on urban transformation and creative redevelopment projects. The merger of Place Lab and the Cultural Policy Center will bring a broader base of data, policy analytics, and evaluation rigor to Place Lab’s ethical and equity-focused urban transformation work. Grant funds support activities related to cultural policy research and convenings about the role of arts in urban spaces.

  • $400,000

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Harris School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago is a professional school that works to support sound public policies by preparing talented individuals to become teachers,
    researchers, and leaders. The Computing and Public Policy project is an effort to train policymakers to use information technologies to address public policy challenges, and to develop resources to support public sector organizations seeking to do the same. The award supports development of external education initiatives in data science and public policy, and a fieldbuilding meeting of other universities seeking to do the same. It will lead to new knowledge
    about demand- and supply-side issues with the market for training tech-savvy policymakers, and
    a model curriculum and program design for executive education in public policy and data science.

  • $420,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies supports sound public policies through research and by preparing talented individuals to become leaders, teachers, and practitioners. Its Computing and Public Policy project is an effort to train policymakers to use information technologies to address public policy challenges, and help them develop resources to support organizations seeking to do the same. The Harris School will use this grant to develop curricula for a new Knowledge Systems in the Public Sector certificate and degree program, launch a Chief Information Officers Forum, and establish a two-year Fellowship for Urban Science.

  • $200,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In 2011, former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley was appointed by the University of Chicago as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. The five-year appointment includes new activities and programs that address a range of national and global urban policy issues, all designed to enhance the future of cities and to enrich Harris School students’ education through practical policy experience. This grant will be used to provide professional staff to manage the expanded program’s activities, ensure their success, and coordinate them with other relevant activities and programs across the University.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To study the impact of childhood housing instability on health and education outcomes (over two-years).

  • $70,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support research on the cost of maintaining a minimum standard of living in different countries.

  • $570,000Active Strategy

    1998 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a study in three cities to examine the effects of welfare reform on children and families (over five years).

  • $108,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support three urban policy fellows.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies $2,068,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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