Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Carnegie Corporation Awards $5 Million to Universities for Innovative Programs Linking Academia and Policy
Carnegie Corporation of New York announced the five recipients of major grants aimed at improving the transfer of research and expertise between higher education and the policy world in the area of global affairs. Earlier this year, as part of its "Rigor and Relevance Initiative," the Corporation held a competition challenging the 22 U.S.-based members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) to address ongoing concerns over the growing gap between the scholarly work of academics and the needs of policymakers dealing with the same complex international issues. Carnegie asked the universities to propose novel and creative solutions for bridging this gap.
The Corporation sought new ideas with an emphasis on face-to-face interaction among practitioners, academics, and students. It also gave special consideration to university programs that take into account policymaking experience when hiring, and that are revising tenure and promotion rules to create incentives for faculty to participate in policy work. After external review, the Corporation selected APSIA members from five universities. Each will receive a grant of one million dollars over the course of two years....