Grantee Profile

Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Grants to Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Belfer Center's Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) conducts and disseminates policy-relevant research on nuclear weapons, energy, non-proliferation and disarmament. "Innovation in Nonproliferation Policy: Finding and Filling the Gaps," a two-year project, will address issues of shutting down illicit trade in nuclear technology, procedures and protection for proliferation whistleblowers, blocking unconventional proliferation, and strengthening nonproliferation cooperation with China. These activities will result in new ideas for addressing gaps in nonproliferation policies of the United States, international organizations and governments around the world. The grant will be used for salaries, workshops and meetings, honoraria, staff travel, publication, and office expenses.

  • $280,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Harvard Kennedy School provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge in the nuclear arena, and prepares the next generation of leaders. The purpose of this grant is to help build and sustain a commitment to nuclear security around the world, in particular, by proposing commitments participants could make at the Nuclear Security Summit scheduled for March 2012 in Seoul. The grantee will conduct work aimed at sustaining and improving nuclear security in Russia and beyond, mapping terrorist pathways to a bomb, generating data-driven recommendations on building and sustaining nuclear security commitments worldwide; and promoting nuclear security and safety after Fukushima. This grant fits into the Foundation's strategy to prevent nuclear terrorism by securing access to fissile material.

  • $2,200,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 4 years)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support advanced training on nuclear security (over four years).

  • $800,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of Managing the Atom, an interdisciplinary program of research and training to strengthen scientific advice on international security policy matters (over 18 months).

  • $261,031Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of the exploration of preventive defense initiatives and unofficial dialogues with Chinese and North Korean experts (over three years).

  • $2,145,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of the Managing the Atom Project (over five years).

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of the Stanford-Harvard Preventive Defense Project (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs $6,361,031 between 2003 and 2014.

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