Jeffrey LewisCarnegie RFP on Disruptive Tech

Ok, so I am biased.  The Carnegie Corporation of New York has always been a supportive funder for the arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation field.  The whole staff is filled with people who’ve been nice to me. And Carl Robichaud is one of my favorite people in the field.

But still, this is an awesome idea.

The Carnegie Corporation just released an RFP …

“… for innovative research projects that examine how new and evolving weapons systems affect nuclear deterrence, and under what circumstances they could lead to nuclear crises.

We are looking for interdisciplinary, policy-relevant research that can help policymakers and the public grapple with these issues, and are especially interested in hearing from new voices.

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The full details, including how to apply, are available on our website: http://carnegie.org/news/press-releases/disruptive-technologies-call-for-proposals/

By the way, I am pretty sure they are serious about the “new voices” thing.  The hardest thing in this field is to develop relationships with funders.  This is really a golden opportunity for folks with a technical background or laboring in the some dark basement to dip a toe into the policy pool.

Comments

  1. J_kies (History)

    While its ‘fashionable’ with our current fetish for widgets to invoke technology or new thoughts; perhaps Carnegie might really looking to clone the thought process of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Victor_Jones. Its hard to beat disciplined scientific analysis as a basis for policy or resource decisions.

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