Grantee Profile

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy

Grants to Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy

  • $550,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 9 months)

    Climate Solutions

    BANGALORE, INDIA — The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a leading not-for-profit research organization that undertakes multi-disciplinary policy research in the areas of energy, infrastructure, security studies, materials, climate studies and governance. CSTEP has conducted several high impact policy studies with federal and state governments, which have contributed to national policy debates at highest levels. This award supports the ambitious renewable energy target set by the Government of India by providing a free online tool that allows consumers to make informed investment decisions about rooftop photovoltaic systems.

  • $361,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years, 6 months)

    Climate Solutions

    BANGALORE, INDIA — The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a leading not-for-profit research organization which undertakes multi-disciplinary policy research in the areas of energy, infrastructure, security studies, materials, climate studies and governance. CSTEP has conducted several high impact policy studies with federal and state governments, which have contributed to national policy debates at highest levels. India made ambitious commitments at Paris, but there is a growing perception that India’s need for renewable energy (RE) is likely to be much higher in 2030 than current commitments, if current economic growth trajectories are sustained. The gap between the official target and forecasted levels of demand for RE is substantial, and it is important to now identify potential pathways by which this additional demand can be met. This award allows CSTEP to create roadmaps of action for at least six RE-potential rich states to achieve a higher aggregate target of RE generation, with the objective of informing policy makers and civil society institutions engaged in climate change dialogues on the appropriate pathways by which India can further optimize its capacity for RE generation.

  • $272,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Climate Solutions

    BANGALORE, INDIA — The Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) is a leading not-for-profit research organization that undertakes multi-disciplinary policy research in the areas of energy, infrastructure, security studies, materials, climate studies, and governance. CSTEP has conducted several high impact policy studies with federal and state governments, which have contributed to national policy debates at highest levels. With this award, CSTEP is developing a roadmap for India to achieve its pledges and targets made under the Paris Accord. It provides high quality research support and policy advice to central and state governments. The award supports data analysis, additional computing capacity, technical workshops, and data and information dissemination.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy $1,183,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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