Grantee Profile

University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies

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

  • $420,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    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.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    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)


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

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies $820,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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