Grantee Profile

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program

Grants to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — MIT's Security Studies Program (SSP) is a graduate-level research and educational program. It integrates technical and political analysis of national and international security problems. Despite the renaissance in scholarship on nuclear affairs, many of the emerging scholars in nuclear studies are isolated, both within their own fields, and unaware of the work in other disciplines and in other countries or in the policy community. SSP seeks support for the Nuclear Studies Research Initiative, which creates a platform for exchange, cross-fertilization, and mentorship for the new generation of scholars.

  • $345,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — MIT's Security Studies Program is a top security studies program in the United States. This project investigates the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) response to financial sanctions, and in particular, the accumulated learning that comes from evading those measures. It examines the unintended consequences of counterproliferation sanctions on the DPRK and identifies vulnerabilities that could be exploited. It aims to generate policy relevant research that can inform government decision making, with the effect of improving DPRK policy and with that, increase the chances of a successful outcome regarding the North's nuclear program.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of policy research on federal budget priorities for promoting national and international security (over two years).

  • $1,100,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of scientific and technical training and research on international security issues at the Technology Group of the MIT Security Studies Program (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Massachusetts Institute of Technology Security Studies Program $1,720,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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