Bulletin receives MacArthur Foundation grant to support work on nuclear issues

By | January 12, 2022

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is among six organizations receiving part of $9.6 million in MacArthur Foundation grants awarded to support groups working to raise awareness and accountability of growing global nuclear risk. 

Other recipients are Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and The Stimson Center. 

The Foundation called these organizations “critical to the nuclear dialogue” and wants to “ensure the field maintains trusted and effective organizations at this challenging moment and into the future.” 

The grants are part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Nuclear Challenge capstone project to: 

  • Encourage a diverse pipeline of talent in the nuclear field. 
  • Challenge nuclear deterrence theory. 
  • Provide leadership around the intersection of nuclear and climate issues. 
  • Support key organization in the nuclear field.

MacArthur awarded a total of $21.3 million in grants to 28 organizations as part of the program, which marks the Foundation’s previously announced plan to exit the nuclear field by 2023. 

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Founded in 1945 by Manhattan Project scientists, the Bulletin equips the public, policymakers, and scientists with the information needed to reduce man-made threats to human existence. At its core, it is a media organization, posting free articles on its website and publishing a premium digital magazine. The Bulletin focuses on three main areas: nuclear risk, climate change, and disruptive technologies. Learn more at TheBulletin.org. 


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