Carnegie Corporation of New York Board Approves 66 Grants Totaling $44,871,200

At its quarterly meeting held in New York City on September 7, 2017, Carnegie Corporation of New York's Board of Trustees approved 66 grants totaling $44,871,200. Brief descriptions of each Board-approved grant are provided below.

Approved Grants

1International Program

American University in Cairo New York, NY
24-month grant of $200,000 for developing a Public Policy Hub connecting social scientists with policymakers.

American University in Cairo New York, NY
24-month grant of $200,000 for examining current trends among religious and social actors in the Arab region.

American University in Cairo New York, NY
24-month grant of $200,000 for assessing social movements in Egypt and Jordan.

American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon
24-month grant of $400,000 for assessing the impact of social movements in the Arab region. 


American University of Beirut Beirut, Lebanon
24-month grant of $250,000 for connecting the social sciences with religious knowledge in the Arab region.

Asia Society New York, NY
24-month grant of $300,000 for support of a task force on U.S.-China policy.

Atlantic Council of the United States, Inc. Washington, DC
18-month grant of $250,000 for a project on cyber, space, missile defense developments and strategic stability.

Australian National University Canberra, Australia
24-month grant of $450,000 for a project on new technologies, new risks, and sea-launched nuclear weapons.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Chicago, IL
24-month grant of $540,000 for general support.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC
24-month grant of $450,000 for a project on cyber threats to nuclear command and control systems.

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments Washington, DC
24-month grant of $250,000 for a project on hypersonic missiles and strategic stability.

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc. Washington, DC
24-month grant of $402,000 for a project on the impact of emerging technologies on nuclear crises.

George Washington University Washington, DC
24-month grant of $450,000 for a project on building bipartisan consensus on managing nuclear operations in the 21st century.

George Washington University Washington, DC
24-month grant of $400,000 for research on deterring and controlling escalation of major power conflicts.

George Washington University Washington, DC
24-month grant of $800,000 for the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia.

Institute for State Effectiveness Washington, DC
24-month grant of $340,200 for U.S-China dialogues on regional connectivity and infrastructure.

Institute of International Education, Inc. New York, NY
24-month grant of $3,200,000 for the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

Lebanese American University New York, NY
24-month grant of $598,000 for a project on inclusive governance and gender policies.

Library of Congress Washington, DC
24-month grant of $400,000 for the Congressional Foreign Policy Research Program on Russia and China.

New York University New York, NY
24-month grant of $381,700 for a U.S-China dialogue on Afghanistan.

Nudge Lebanon Beirut, Lebanon
24-month grant of $500,000 for a behavioral science consumer-citizen lab.

RAND Corporation Santa Monica, CA
24-month grant of $227,000 for workshops and seminars on technological change and nuclear risk.



Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies London, The United Kingdom 24-month grant of $430,000 for a project on the strategic implications of advanced conventional weapons in non-nuclear-weapons states.

Social Science Research Council Brooklyn, NY
24-month grant of $2,460,000 for the African Peacebuilding Network.

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Solna Sweden
24-month grant of $400,000 for a project on machine learning, autonomy, and strategic stability.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia Beirut, Lebanon
12-month grant of $350,000 for Phase II of the National Agenda for the Future of Syria Program.

University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA
24-month grant of $500,000 for a project on the implications of nuclear weapons with alternate effects regimes or low yields on global nuclear stability.

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
24-month grant of $498,000 for a project on strategies for policy relevant responses to emerging policy issues.

University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa
36-month grant of $800,000 for building capacity of institutional data gathering, monitoring, and analysis at African Research University Alliance universities.

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Washington, DC
24-month grant of $600,000 for the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program for congressional staff education.

2National Program

Achievement Network Boston, MA
15-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to improve instructional support tools and resources for coaches, teachers, and school leaders.

Alliance for Excellent Education Washington, DC
36-month grant of $2,000,000 for general support.

Aspen Institute, Inc. Washington, DC
15-month grant of $550,000 for core support of the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program.

Aspen Institute, Inc. Washington, DC
12-month grant of $400,000 for core support of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.

Business Innovation Factory Providence, RI
27-month grant of $1,000,000 for support of the implementation, learning agenda, creation of resources and storytelling and dissemination related to the Corporation's Integration Design Consortium.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Stanford, CA
12-month grant of $1,400,000 for field-building to increase the use of improvement science at institutions of higher education, and a planning project to explore using improvement science in program evaluation.

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement ofTeaching Stanford, CA
24-month grant of $1,000,000 as a final grant for core support for the national expansion of the community college pathways programs.

Columbia University New York, NY
24-month grant of $500,000 for a Center for Public Research and Leadership project to use improvement methodology to increase the success of school systems and non-profits in designing and implementing high-quality instructional materials and professional learning systems to support teachers and school leaders on their use.

Data Quality Campaign Washington, DC
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for developing and promoting state policies that enable effective data use, and building public understanding and demand around the value of education data.

Digital Promise Washington, DC
12-month grant of $700,000 for support of the Research@Work and Education Innovation Clusters initiatives.

DonorsChoose.org New York, NY
12-month grant of $500,000 for parent engagement projects.

DreamYard Project, Inc. Bronx, NY
24-month grant of $750,000 for support of the Here to Here initiative, a multi-sector partnership network committed to providing work-based experiential learning opportunities to high school students in the Bronx.

Educators 4 Excellence New York, NY
9-month grant of $350,000 for general support.

EL Education, Inc. New York, NY
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to expand district partnerships and build capacity of a national model for job-embedded professional learning opportunities for K-8 teachers implementing high quality English Language Arts instructional materials.

Fund for the City of New York, Inc. New York, NY
24-month grant of $500,000 for core support of the Student Success Network.

iMentor New York, NY
24-month grant of $620,000 for incorporating socio-emotional learning into the iMentor program model.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco, CA
24-month grant of $3,470,000 for a national citizenship initiative.

Learning Forward Dallas, TX
15-month grant of $600,000 for a project to launch the What Matters Now Networked Improvement Community working together within and across states, districts, and schools to study, implement, and iterate on powerful systems of professional learning.

New Visions for Public Schools, Inc. New York, NY
24-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to revise and field test high school Biology and Earth Science full course instructional materials that align with the Next Generation Science Standards and develop professional learning supports for teachers to use them with students.

President and Fellows of Harvard College Cambridge, MA
12-month grant of $350,000 for enhancing district capacity to gather and use evidence through participation in the Proving Ground project out of the Center for Education Policy Research.

RePublic Schools Nashville, TN
24-month grant of $600,000 for expanding and implementing a personalized learning program at the high school level.

Teach For All New York, NY
15-month grant of $1,000,000 for the Global Learning Lab.

Teaching Channel San Francisco, CA
15-month grant of $600,000 for a project to design and field test a model for online, video-based professional learning that leverages the implementation of high quality instructional materials aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and further develop an engagement strategy with teacher’s voice about NGSS implementation at the center.

Urban Assembly, Inc. New York, NY
24-month grant of $750,000 for codification and expansion of the Resilient Scholars Program, an evidence-based socio-emotional learning model for high school students.

WestEd San Francisco, CA
20-month grant of $1,000,000 for a project to develop a Network of Educators across the United States (NEXUS) for Next Generation Science Education Leadership to support state and district leaders implementing new science standards and to deepen their knowledge and leadership practices related to ensuring equitable science education for all students.

Zearn New York, NY
18-month grant of $500,000 for a project to create Zearn Mission Study, a digital professional learning offering for elementary teachers to deepen their content knowledge of mathematics and pedagogical content knowledge of how to teach mathematics using the Zearn Math digital curriculum.

3Special Opportunities Fund

New Venture Fund Washington, DC
24-month grant of $500,000 for support of the 2020 Census Project.

Tulane University New Orleans, LA
​15-month grant of $500,000 for conducting research and analysis for post-secondary pathways to success - including hosting a convening, leading a visioning process, and disseminating findings.



University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
12-month grant of $400,000 for support of the Lou Frey Institute's civic learning program in Florida.

4Transnational Movements Initiatives

Academic Research Institute in Iraq Washington, DC
24-month grant of $407,000 for social science education at Iraqi universities.



Friends of the British Council, USA Washington, DC
24-month grant of $500,000 for building the policymaking capacity of state and society in the Arab region.

University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
24-month grant of $498,000 for establishing a research working group on economic vulnerability in the Arab region.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
24-month grant of $400,000 for the Arab Public Data Initiative.