2015 • 2 years • Discovery Grants
SHARIAsource is a new initiative based at Harvard Law School and supported by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society to build credible resources, discussions, and analyses regarding Islamic law (sharia). As Islam becomes increasingly more prominent in the world today, understanding legal thought in the Islamic world is becoming more relevant for journalists, policy makers, and academics concerned with issues ranging from free expression and gender equality to banking, trade, and security. SHARIAsource is global in scope, and will address topics related to Islamic law as they appear in the U.S., and around the world, from Nigeria, Iran, and Iraq to Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. This grant will support a series of discrete initiatives aimed at developing and disseminating relevant information and analyses that will inform on-going public discussion of Islamic law and its relationship to public policy in areas such as Islamic views of blasphemy and how that affects freedom of expression principle and practice in non-Islamic countries, Sharia and criminal law, and Islamic banking and finance, and how that affects trade agreements.
2014 • 3 years, 5 months • Community & Economic Development
To support a joint research initiative, co-led by scholars at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, on Neighborhood, Organization, and the Future of the City, and composed of a series of interdisciplinary working meetings, symposia, and publications that aim to launch a new wave of research on neighborhoods.
2010 • 2 years • Housing
To expand the Milwaukee Area Renters Study on the implications of eviction on social, psychological, and economic outcomes (over two years).
2009 • 3 years • Housing
To evaluate the effects of mixed-income housing on residents and communities (over three years).
2005 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
In support of the documentary film "Secrecy," about balancing national security with government transparency.
2002 • 2 years
For "Diasporas and Development."
1999 • 1 year
For "Citadel Culture: Educating Citizen-Soldiers for a New World Order."
1997 • 1 year
To support a research project on the history of voluntary associations in the United States.
1995 • 1 year
To support public relations expenses for the release of the finding of an international study on the prevalence of mental and behavioral pathologies.
1994 • 1 year
To support a study on how the U.S. government develops and implements domestic policies.