Grantee Profile

Harvard University

Grants to Harvard University

  • $425,000

    2015 (Duration 2 years)

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — 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.

  • $266,765

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 8 months)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support the Joint Research Initiative on Neighborhood, Organization, and the Future of the City project (over three years).

  • $299,741Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To expand the Milwaukee Area Renters Study on the implications of eviction on social, psychological, and economic outcomes (over two years).

  • $1,793,474Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To evaluate the effects of mixed-income housing on residents and communities (over three years).

  • $175,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of the documentary film "Secrecy," about balancing national security with government transparency.

  • $75,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — For "Diasporas and Development."

  • $74,353

    1999 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — For "Citadel Culture: Educating Citizen-Soldiers for a New World Order."

  • $49,953

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a research project on the history of voluntary associations in the United States.

  • $800,000

    1989 (Inactive Grant)

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support participation in the Consortium on the Biology of Parasitic Diseases.

  • $544,020

    1988 (Inactive Grant)

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support Determinants and Correlates of Inhibition or Lack of Inhibition in Young Children (over four years)

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard University $4,503,306 between 1983 and 2015.

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