Grantee Profile

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Grants to Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University studies the relationship between Internet technologies and democratic values. The grant supports Internet Monitor, a web-based, freely available Internet fact base that gives users independent, quantitative data on the state of global Internet health. In addition, the grant is funding comparative case studies that explore the linkages and gaps between empirical data and policymaking that impact the Internet. Finally, the grant supports the build-out of a global network of Internet and society centers engaging in collaborative, empirical, and policy-relevant research about the Internet and related technologies.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The grant will support the inaugural conference of a global network of likeminded internet and society centers to be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the conference seeks to identify modes and methods for collaboration and explore possible joint research projects.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society will use this grant to establish a national effort, grounded in research and evaluation, to address bullying, meanness, and cruelty in a networked society. It will evaluate the programs and curricula that address bullying, harassment, and relational aggression; develop new programs and activities to address gaps identified; establish education programs for teachers, mentors, and youth programs; and develop an online youth outreach program. The project will be conducted in collaboration with New York University's Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and the Born This Way Foundation-a new foundation created by Grammy award-winning performer, Lady Gaga.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the Open Net Initiative (over three years).

  • $170,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of research and analysis on the framework for a National Broadband Plan.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To develop a youth media policy working group.

  • $960,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To study the impact of the internet on Russia (over two years).

  • $210,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Media

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of a conference and research on citizen journalism.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To monitor Internet accessibility and to carry out research, in conjunction with the Open Net Initiative, into the deliberate tampering of the Internet during the elections in Nigeria that were held in April 2007.

  • $4,000,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of an endowment campaign.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society $7,415,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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