Google announced $5 million in grants aimed, in part, at facilitating improved Internet infrastructure in Nigeria. $500,000 was awarded to the Nigeria ICT Forum, which runs the Bandwidth Consortium. The Consortium was set up with support from MacArthur and aims to bring vastly expanded Internet bandwidth capacity and capability, at approximately one-third the cost, to academic institutions on the continent. The effort grew out of MacArthur's role in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, a $440 million investment by seven American foundations, which strengthened 65 institutions of higher education in nine countries.
March 17, 2017 - Publication
Researchers at Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Yale universities have discovered that brain scans can identify differences between criminal intent and reckless behavior, in a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. Read More
March 8, 2017 - Perspectives
Senior Program Officer Eric Sears profiles his participation in the NetGain Partnership which has developed a guide for grantmakers to increase awareness of digital security threats. Read More
February 21, 2017 - Commentary
Midwestern states led by Republican governors are taking steps to ensure that families have access to reliable energy, cost-effective options, and cleaner air and water, according to commentary by Foundation President Julia Stasch in Crain's ... Read More