Give Peace a Chance. Where Did Carnegie Corporation’s $15.8 Million Q1 Grants End Up?

Founded over a century ago, the Carnegie Corporation of New York is often considered the "grandfather" of nuclear security funding. And although that issue isn’t as fashionable these days as say, cybersecurity, Carnegie has kept a keen eye on nukes. 

But Carnegie is into plenty of other things related to security,including cybsecurity. It's supporting work at Columbia University in this field, among things.

The foundation's latest round of grantmaking offers a good sense of what it's funding right now. 

  • $750,000 over two years to the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The grant will support the organization’s international consortium peacebuilding evaluation.
  • $750,000 over two years to fund the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The focus of this grant will be on the study of governance in Arab countries in transition.
  • $493,200 over two years to the Center for Public Integrity. This grant will support a journalistic investigation into nuclear programs and trafficking.
  • $500,000 to the University of Chicago for research and outreach related to the Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism. The project focuses on terrorism research and recently expanded to include US-China relations and humanitarian intervention policy.
  • $600,000 to the European Leadership Network (ELN) to support its work for a project on Russia and the West. ELN addresses current and pressing foreign, defense and security policies. 

The biggest check coming out of this batch was an over $2.1 million grant to Partnership for Global Security in support of a fellowship program that promotes doctoral research on peacebuilding by African social scientists. We wrote about that intriguing work last year.

Related: Can African Scholars Help Pacify Their Continent, and Even the World? Carnegie Thinks So

When all the checks were written and tallied, Carnegie awarded a total of $15.8 million in Q1 grants, with 80 percent of that amount going toward supporting security issues. The majority of related grants were awarded out of its International Peace and Security Program, which is composed of three main subprograms including: Nuclear Security, Dynamics of Global Power, and Research and Policy.

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