MacArthur-funded universities in Russia have been very successful in obtaining substantial additional funding through a major new Russian government grants competition in support of innovative educational programs. In the first two rounds of this competition (2006 and 2007), the Russian government received over 460 applications, and made 57 grants totaling $800 million, with awards to recipient universities ranging from $8 million to $40 million. The 57 recipients include 15 universities supported by MacArthur through the BRHE and/or CASEs programs. Russian Minister of Education and Science Andrei Fursenko, who oversees the competition, has indicated that the selection process for the innovation grants was modeled in part on the BRHE program. Another $800 million in grants is slated for distribution through the innovative universities program in 2008.
January 25, 2017 - From The Field
A two-week course at the University of California Berkeley by the Conservation Strategy Fund will focus on how to use economics to be more strategic and successful in conservation work, and transform how environmental issues are ... Read More
November 30, 2016 - From The Field
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November 9, 2016 - Press Release
The Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education issued its fourth call for proposals seeking innovative solutions to address critical issues that impair secondary education learning in marginalized populations. Read More