Grantee Profile

Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs

Grants to Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs

  • $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 (Inactive Grant)

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

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — 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.

  • $300,000Active 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).

  • $1,800,000Active 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."

  • $50,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $10,000

    1995 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support public relations expenses for the release of the finding of an international study on the prevalence of mental and behavioral pathologies.

  • $50,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)


    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To support a study on how the U.S. government develops and implements domestic policies.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard University Office for Sponsored Programs $3,226,118 between 1978 and 2017.

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