Federation of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) (http://fas.org) is a 503(c) non-profit, founded in 1945. FAS addresses a broad spectrum of issues in carrying out its mission to promote humanitarian uses of science and technology.

FAS counts 68 Nobel Laureates in chemistry, economics, medicine and physics on its Board of Sponsors.  The FAS Learning Technologies Project works on strategies to harness the potential of emerging information technologies to improve how we teach, learn and conduct research.  The Learning Technologies Program is designed to build constituencies that will work to introduce new research management methods and identify opportunities for collaboration to build research capacity and infrastructure.

SRI International

SRI International (http://sri.com) is an independent, nonprofit research institute performing a broad spectrum of problem-oriented projects under contract to the government and industry. This project is conducted by SRI's Center for Technology in Learning (CTL, http://ctl.sri.com). CTL is an interdisciplinary research center with a mission to improve learning and teaching through  research and development on design, use, and assessment of interactive learning environments. CTL has a unique mix of staff talent in  assessment, evaluation, math and science education, learning environments, and technology development that form multidisciplinary teams reflecting the complex nature of learning across a wide range of contexts.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (http://mellon.org/about foundation/mission) currently makes grants in six core program areas: 

    * Higher Education and Scholarship

    * Scholarly Communications

    * Research in Information Technology

    * Museums and Art Conservation

    * Performing Arts

    * Conservation and the Environment

Within each of its core programs, the Foundation concentrates most of its grantmaking in a few areas. Institutions and programs receiving support are often leaders in fields of Foundation activity, but they may also be promising newcomers, or in a position to demonstrate new ways of overcoming obstacles to achieve program goals.

Their grant making philosophy is to build, strengthen and sustain institutions and their core capacities, rather than be a source for narrowly defined projects. As such, they develop thoughtful, long-term collaborations with grant recipients and invest sufficient funds for an extended period to accomplish the purpose at hand and achieve meaningful results.



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