Monterey Institute and Center for Nonproliferation Studies Receive $1.2 Million to Support Nonproliferation Education and Training

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The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) today announced they have received grant awards totaling approximately $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grants will support efforts to educate the next generation of nonproliferation specialists, both through the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program, and through CNS’s ongoing education and training activities.

Carnegie Corporation of New York awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant to support education and training on nonproliferation, with an emphasis on the activities of the new Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) operated by CNS under the auspices of the Austrian Foreign Ministry. The grant will support CNS’s efforts to enhance the quality and expand the reach of its most successful training programs at the Vienna Center.

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awarded two separate grants totaling approximately $298,000 to support specific projects to be undertaken by MIIS and CNS between January 2012 and December 2013.

The first grant of $149,155 supports an initiative aimed at strengthening science-based education for nonproliferation professionals. Specifically, the project will expand offerings of science-based courses in the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program and support refresher courses in basic science and mathematics for incoming students.

The second grant of $149,063 will support an effort to create a global approach to nonproliferation education and professional development, specifically by offering short professional development courses for diplomats, particularly from developing countries, at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.