The Carnegie Corporation of New York has announced second-quarter grants totaling $31.8 million through its international and national programs.
Two-year grants awarded through the foundation's international program include $625,000 to the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C., in support of efforts to address challenges to nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament; $593,700 to the Council on Foreign Relations to assess future conflict prevention challenges and priorities and conduct timely and in-depth policy analysis of the Arab region, Russia's periphery, and sub-Saharan Africa; and $2 million to King's College London to help establish a new generation of African peacebuilding scholars. The program also awarded $1.5 million to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture in Kampala, Uganda, as the final installment of its commitment to strengthen regional doctoral programs in African universities; and $400,000 to the Brooklyn-based Social Science Research Council to develop cooperative solutions to problems involving security on the Korean peninsula and in northeast Asia.
Through its national program, the foundation awarded $650,000 to the Center for Better Schools, a program of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education in Newport, Rhode Island, to support new professional development programs and for general support; $3 million over three years to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to support the development of three new secondary schools; and $3 million to Neo Philanthropy to support a donor collaborative focused on nonpartisan voter engagement. In addition, the University of Virginia was awarded $500,000 over thirty-months to evaluate principal strategies aimed at improving teacher effectiveness in the New York City public schools, while the WGBH Educational Foundation will receive $600,000 over two years to research and produce a documentary about the science of learning and schools of the future.