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Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Heading off Nuclear Catastrophe

Deadline: October 24, 2016

The Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation invite proposals for analytical work on reducing the risks posed by nuclear materials. The initiative seeks projects that will generate fresh thinking and new approaches that can be taken up by government and industry. Successful projects will:

  • Demonstrate new approaches to existing problems in nuclear material minimization and elimination, security, control, governance, and culture
  • Outline a research agenda, a plan for multi-stakeholder convening, or other collaborative effort that has direct relevance to a current policy issue
  • Contain ideas that can be adopted by governments, international organizations, or private industry
  • Include a strong dissemination plan to increase the salience and viability of the ideas

Top proposals will include some or all of the following characteristics:

  • An interdisciplinary team that incorporates both technical and policy expertise
    Inclusion of untapped expertise and new voices
  • Collaboration by experts representing more than one institution
  • Integration of early and/or mid-career experts
  • Demonstration of institutional buy-in and, when possible, funding from other sources

Direct implementation or training projects will not be considered.

Amount: Requests should not exceed $500,000 over 2 years, and overhead costs will be limited to 15% of total direct costs.

Eligibility: Academic institutions, universities research centers, think tanks, nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, an non-U.S. institutions that demonstrate equivalency to a U.S. charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

Link: https://www.carnegie.org/news/articles/request-proposals-heading-nuclear-catastrophe/

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