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Grant Highlight | Foreign Policy Research

We are proud to support research that challenges status quo thinking and inspires fresh perspectives in the foreign policy debate.

Managing Relations with China

As Washington, DC gears up for an era of “Great Power Competition” with China, academics and policymakers should ask whether the underlying assumption that these two states are destined for conflict is true.

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Executive-Legislative Relations and War Powers

As the underlying legal authorities for American activities in Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere attract increasing scrutiny, policymakers must appreciate the need for appropriate oversight and accountability over the power to commence, fund, and finish hostilities.

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The Future of America’s Alliances

Given problems with burden-sharing and conflicting interests, U.S. policymakers should reevaluate the costs and benefits of the U.S.’s security commitments.

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Ending Endless Wars in the Middle East

As political will mounts to leave foreign conflicts and bring American troops home, policymakers must grapple with exit strategies and the lessons learned from the last few decades of engagement.

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We support research on pressing issues.

Criminal Justice Reform

We support research that emphasizes human dignity and enhances public safety, particularly focusing on reducing overcriminalization, recidivism, and barriers to second chances for ex-offenders.

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Toleration & Free Speech

We support research, educational programs, and dialogue focused on enabling a more tolerant society through modeling civil discourse and protecting press freedom.

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Foreign Policy

We support new voices and sound scholarship that speak to America's enduring interests and policies that will make our country safer.

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Economic Freedom

We support research on the barriers that prevent people from working, innovating, and creating value for themselves and their communities.

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Technology & Innovation

We support scholars who are examining the barriers to innovation in myriad areas, from transportation and health care to online communication.

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Corporate Welfare Reform

Corporate welfare takes many forms but typically involves government-granted advantage or privilege over current or future competitors, often with negative unintended consequences.

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Entrepreneurship Research & Education

We support research that seeks to better understand how people can seek to create value for others so all mutually benefit from innovations and new solutions.

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Communities

We support research that looks to offer real-world impact by contributing to the body of knowledge on which policies and practices best position the independent sector to contribute to strong communities.

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Trade Policy Research

We support scholars and institutions interested in research related to the benefits of global trade and the harm of various protectionist initiatives, in their various forms.

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Immigration Research Grants

We support scholars exploring solutions and innovative alternatives to a system burdened by backlogs in family-based immigration and asylum processing and posing countless employment barriers for foreign graduates of U.S. universities.

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K12 Education Research

All students should have access to a quality education that allows them to discover their unique talents and develop the knowledge and skills to be successful and find fulfillment in their lives.

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Heath Care Research

We believe that a vastly superior health care system is possible, one that outperforms the status quo on cost, quality, access, outcomes, and many other margins.

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