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Current Grants

Sarah F. Scaife Foundation

TISS received funding from the Scaife Foundation, an organization focusing on public policy programming. The funding received will support TISS’s signature event, the New Faces conference, which prepares doctoral students and newly-minted doctoral students to go on the academic job market.

Stanton Foundation

TISS received funding from the Stanton Foundation which supports an annual visit for Triangle students to the Oak Ridge Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The multi-day visit provides students with exposure to careers in nuclear security and nonproliferation.

NATO and the Warsaw Pact

Susan Colbourn and Simon Miles won funding from The Stanton Foundation and from the Social Science Research Institute and the America in the World Consortium to support the research and writing of a unified history of NATO and the Warsaw Pact, tentatively entitled Red Team, Blue Team: NATO, the Warsaw Pact, and the Search for Security in Cold War Europe.

International Crisis Behavior: Escalation, Alliance Formation, and Policy Choices

Tricia Sullivan and Kyle Beardsley won funding for a collaborative project on the downstream consequences of security assistance. The funding comes from the Department of Defense, via the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Response to Terrorism (START) at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Teams led by Sullivan and Beardsley will focus on three central tasks: (1) the updating of the International Crisis Behavior (ICB) data and integration with the Global Terrorism Database (GTD); (2) a targeted data collection of disaggregated security assistance (SA); and (3) an analysis of how security force assistance networks, interstate crises, and terrorism coevolve.

This project will contribute to debates among scholars and practitioners regarding the prudent and ethical use of security assistance as a tool of national security, alliance maintenance, and great-power competition.