Our Strategy

To help nurture the intellectual freedom necessary to keep emerging democratic societies healthy and economically vibrant, MacArthur makes grants for the development of modern university-based science and social science research and training capabilities in Russia and provides long-term support for four leading African universities.


The Foundation is concluding its grantmaking for higher education in Africa and Russia and will no longer be accepting funding proposals.


Portrait of Kole A. Shettima

Kole A. Shettima

Director, Africa Office
Portrait of S. Quinn Hanzel

S. Quinn Hanzel

Program Assistant
Portrait of Phillis D. Hollice

Phillis D. Hollice

Program Administrator

Hauwa K. Kazeem

Program Assistant, Nigeria

Amina Usman

Program Administrator, Nigeria