MacArthur has awarded $1.9 million in support of 26 projects as part of the final round of its Research and Writing Grants Competition.
The grants are intended to support projects that explore the development of improved understanding of key topics in global security and sustainability, as well as to broaden and strengthen the community of scholars engaged in work on these issues. This year's Research and Writing Competition focused on two topics, Migration and Refugees and Technological Change and Global Security and Sustainability. The competition is open to both single-applicant and two-person proposals. Grants are awarded for up to $75,000 for individual projects and $100,000 for two-person collaborations. The winning proposals were selected from a pool of 492 submitted from around the world. A list of award recipients is available.
The Research and Writing Competition has awarded 661 grants totaling nearly $35 million to individual researchers since 1986. This class of Competition grantees will be the last.