Grants and Contracts

Over the last 10 years, from 2011 to 2021, the Global Security program has been awarded $2.54 million in grants from a variety of private sponsors, as well as from state and federal agencies. These grants have supported important policy-relevant interdisciplinary research and initiatives on topics as wide-ranging as to maritime piracy and rebel group conflict, to nuclear non-proflieration.

Contracts are also frequently awarded to the Center's faculty and fellows to complete targeted research on areas of specific interest to sponsors. Some, but not all, of the contracts are included below.

If you have any questions about any of these projects, or if you are interested in partnering with the Center's highly motivated team of experts, please contact the Center at bakercenter@utk.edu.



Global Security


Maritime Law Enforcement in the Indo-Pacific: Building Capacity to Confront Militia Groups and Maritime Crime

Sponsor: Department of Defense

PI: Brandon Prins

Award Period: 11/20/20 to 11/19/23

Nuclear Security Research

Sponsor: Department of Energy - Y12 - Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS)

PI: Krista Wiegand

Award Period: 10/1/20 to 9/30/21

University Engagement for Nuclear Nonproliferation Courses

Sponsor: DOE - ORNL - UT-Battelle - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PI: Matthew Buehler

Award Period: 7/16/18 - open

Issues in Civil Wars Dataset

Sponsor: US - NSF - National Science Foundation

PI: Krista Wiegand

Award Period: 8/15/18 to 7/31/20

Peacebuilding in Conflict & Post-Conflict Societies

Sponsor: International Studies Association

PI: Krista Wiegand

Award Period: 5/1/18 to 7/31/18

Oak Ridge National Laboratory University Engagement for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Safeguards Courses at the University of Tennessee, Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy

Sponsor: DOE - ORNL - UT-Battelle - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PI: Matthew Buehler

Award Period: 8/3/17 to 9/30/20

Crime in Civil Conflict

Sponsor: DOD - Navy - ONR - Office of Naval Research

PI: Brandon Prins

Award Period: 9/1/16 to 8/31/17

Political Reach, State Fragility, and the Incidence of Maritime Piracy: Explaining Piracy and Pirate Organization, 1993-2012

Sponsor: DOD - Navy - ONR - Office of Naval Research

PI: Brandon Prins

Award Period: 11/1/13 to 8/31/16

A Course on Arms Control, Nuclear Non-proliferation, and Nuclear Safeguards

Sponsor: DOE - ORNL - UT-Battelle - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

PI: Brandon Prins

Award Period: 1/9/14 to 6/30/15

Expanding the Issue Correlates of War(ICOW) Dataset

Sponsor: University of North Texas (UNT)

PI: Krista Wiegand

Award Period: 1/1/16 to 12/31/18