Annual Report 1998 Table of Contents | Brochurs and Reports
|During 1998, the Institute received a four-year grant of
$2,546,529 for the establishment of a National Demonstration Project that
would show how the collegial and teacher-driven approach that the Institute
has taken for twenty-one years in New Haven can be adapted to establish
similar university-school partnerships under different circumstances in
The Institute also received a three-year grant of $150,000 from the McCune Charitable Foundation in partial support of one site in the National Demonstration Project.
The Institute received $40,000 from the discretionary fund of Yale President Richard C. Levin to support one New Haven seminar for 1998, and $40,000 from the Camille and Henry Davis Foundation in partial support of seminars in the chemical sciences in 1999 and 2000. The Institute also received $30,400 in an allocation from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Undergraduate Biological Sciences Education Program at Yale University.
The Sherman Fairchild Foundation committed to make a grant of $177,311 to the Institute payable in two installments by January 1999 and January 2000, for the support of New Haven seminars in the sciences. The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation provided a two-year grant of $100,000, payable in two installments, to support operations of the Institute. The Bay Foundation approved a grant of $10,000 for the Institute’s programs. The Mary and George Herbert Zimmerman Foundation also provided a grant of $10,000.
There is a serious need at this point for additional funding to sustain the science seminars in the Institute. All revenue from the Institute’s endowment is limited to the humanities because of the requirements specified by the endowment challenge grant provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is important that the Institute build now a science endowment of similar size and stability to assure continuing work in the field.
The Institute also continues to seek funding to enable the continuation of On Common Ground as a means of disseminating the progress of the National Demonstration Project.
It is important that the Institute build now a science endowment and seek funding to enable the continuation of On Common Ground.