Grantee Profile

University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs

Grants to University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    TORONTO, CANADA — The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, focusing on the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. Through a mix of research, capacity building, and policy engagement, the Lab aims to analyze, understand, and impact the exercise of political power in and through information and communication technologies. The organization's work is helping to define and advance new approaches for human rights research in the digital age. Grant money will support the creation of an endowment for Citizen Lab and advance its communication and outreach efforts.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    TORONTO, CANADA — The grant to Citizen Lab will support its efforts to deepen evidence-based, policy-relevant research about the state of an open Internet; map and address policy issues related to censorship, surveillance, and computer attack network tools; and advance knowledge about the way in which targeted digital threats are impacting civil society organizations.

  • $350,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    TORONTO, CANADA — To support the Citizen Lab (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs $1,750,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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