Pope Foundation Grant Funds Program on Politics, Law, and the Economy

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Since 2004, the John William Pope Foundation has invested heavily in a program at N.C. State University “to support teaching and research activities on issues relating to public policy, politics, economics, and law.”

This press release from N.C. State announces a new five-year commitment from the Pope Foundation totaling $700,000:

The funding is an extension of a previous grant from the Pope Foundation, and will continue to fund the university’s “Economic, Legal and Political Foundations of Free Societies” project – which includes a lecture series, undergraduate courses and research grants for students and faculty. The grant will also continue to support the student organization, the Society for Politics, Economics and the Law.

However, the new grant provides new funding for visiting scholars, project enrichment materials and administrative support. The grant was awarded jointly to the Department of Economics in NC State’s College of Management and the School of Public and International Affairs’ Department of Political Science in the university’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The grant provides $140,000 for the project each year, and runs from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2014.

To learn more about the Pope Foundation’s support for this project, check out our grantee profile.