Researchers at Fordham and other partner universities will conduct a series of field experiments to learn more about the role of money in the American political system and to assess the value of different reforms.
A group of technology and policy experts will produce a report that recommends how New York State could use technology to modernize compliance and reporting of campaign finance contributions under a proposed small-donor matching system.
A research team working with Fund for the Republic will survey conservative leaders in order to better understand their attitudes and views about campaign financing and the US political system.
Leading researchers from MIT, Harvard, and several other universities will compile best practices in the administration of elections in order to inform the practices of local election officials as well as the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.
The Foundation Center will develop a common taxonomy to categorize the types of grants made to support political reform and develop an interactive map to show how nonprofits working on political reform in the US are funded.
A team of researchers from several universities will study whether ranked choice voting produces more civil campaign behavior by looking at current elections in 2013 and 2014, as well as historical records from elections in past cycles.
Taxpayers for Common Sense will convene a series of meetings to explore commonalities and differences among a wide range of stakeholders interested in transparency and good governance.
Researchers will conduct a survey exploring Tea Party members' views on political reform and the current state of partisan polarization.
CIRCLE will lead a process to engage experts in the news literacy and civic education field to understand approaches that will have broadest possible support for strengthening informed participation through raising the news literacy of the public.
This project analyzes the deliberative democratic process and the influence of the citizens initiative review (CIR) on voters’ understanding of ballot initiatives.
Civic Hall Labs will create an Imagination Fellowship that explores new ways for the public to engage in American democracy through cultural events and trends.
Reed Institute, one of fifty academic institutions participating in the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, will collect and analyze public opinions regarding election administration and will seek to gauge levels of public confidence and trust in U.S. Election System.
The News Measures Research Project focuses on developing tools to help a wide range of stakeholders (e.g., news organizations, funders, researchers) evaluate the needs and interests of news audiences, the quality of journalistic content, and the health of local media ecosystems.
The Ethics and Public Policy Center will convene a bipartisan group of experts to investigate how voting patterns are changing, support new research about the changing electorate, and publish analyses to help political leaders and experts better understand the implications for our political system.
This project will explore innovation in policy making related to the federal government generally, and more specifically related to civic engagement, and participatory budgeting.
The Collaborative Fund, a joint effort of democracy funders at the New Venture Fund, seeks to strengthen the field of elections and voting research and provide funding for academic and policy research that supports the work of the philanthropic sectors.
This study seeks to qualitatively evaluate the impact of diversity placement programs on the recruitment and retention of minority journalists in U.S. newspaper newsrooms between 2000 and 2015.
The conference seeks to bring together leaders from the technology industry and political institutions in Washington, D.C. to try to bridge the gap between tech and our government in Washington.
The ACSC, an independent alliance of organizations which promote the study of the U.S. Congress, seeks to commission a series of essays by scholars, historians, and political scientists to explain themes such as political polarization, congressional gridlock, and leadership dysfunction.
A collaborative research initiative in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress and Millennial Action Project, aimed at exploring the behavioral and psychological aspects of political cooperation to counteract polarization in American government.
This project, lead by Zeynep Tufekci, aims to develop conceptual and practical tools to understand the power and pitfalls of data surveillance and the digital economy. With the help of our grant, this project will create a document that lays out the kind of roles researchers could play.
This grant will support the Social Science Research Council's research, convenings, and communication tools on media and democracy, cutting across two areas of their existing work- Anxieties of Democracy and Digital culture.
The Campaign Finance Institute is a non-partisan, specialized think tank committed to objective research and public education in the service of democratic participation and accountability.... Read More
Tuft University researchers evaluated a series of programs that intended to inform voters, expose them to alternative points of view, and reduce political deception during the 2012 election.... Read More
CED surveyed business leaders in order to better understand their attitudes about campaign financing and the US political system.... Read More
Scholars from Dartmouth University, the University of Texas, and Georgia State University conducted real-world experiments to learn about how media can more effectively fact check political leaders and expose readers to more diverse points of view.... Read More
Twenty faith leaders from across the political spectrum came together in June 2012 to discuss the importance of promoting civility in the public sphere and find ways to work together.... Read More
The Institute will bring members of Congress, their staff, and national leaders together for dynamic experiences, such as the historic pilgrimage for the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday, which help build bonds outside the context of partisan disagreements. ... Read More
End-to-end encryption and election system scientists, usability specialists, audit and voting system testing experts will join with election officials to specify and evaluate a new approach to secure, online voting for military, overseas and disabled voters.... Read More
The People’s Pledge is unique candidate driven tool that seeks to remove the influence of outside money on elections. This grant explores the implications and effectiveness of the Pledge. ... Read More