This grant provides support for an examination and critical evaluation of leadership in the tobacco control movement during the "global tobacco settlement" negotiations and their aftermath. Funds will be used for research, writing, and analytic costs related to the project. Combining archival research and in-depth interviews with key tobacco control leaders, grassroots activists, public officials, journalists, and others with direct experience and insights into tobacco control, the project will distill the results into a readily accessible history of tobacco control leadership during this critical period. The project will seek answers to a series of questions designed to provide future strategic guidance to the tobacco control leaders; to institutions that provide support for tobacco control advocacy; and to funding entities, including the Foundation, that seek guidance in strategic and effective funding of tobacco prevention and education initiatives. The major deliverable of this project will be a monograph that will be disseminated by mail and electronically to a wide audience including Foundation grantees, tobacco control advocates, and policy makers documenting the strategic decision making of tobacco control leaders during the tobacco settlement negotiations and their aftermath. All research files for the project will be housed in a public archive at The Library of Congress.
Amount Awarded $143,899.00
Awarded on: 7/23/1998
Time frame: 8/1/1998 - 12/31/2000
Grant Number: 32785