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Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Cambridge, Massachusetts
belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/

Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs was awarded $13,546,531 between 1987 and 2017, including 18 grants in International Peace & Security and Nuclear Challenges.

$200,000

2017 • 1 year • Nuclear Challenges

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge on nuclear matters, and prepares the next generation of leaders. This project was selected through a request for proposals competition, co-organized by MacArthur and Carnegie Corporation of New York, entitled Heading Off Nuclear Catastrophe. It aims to build support for INFCIRC/869, an official document of the International Atomic Energy Agency that calls upon countries to strengthen the implementation of nuclear security policies. The award supports a group of experts that are at the forefront of nuclear terrorism prevention efforts, and is designed to continue progress made during the Nuclear Security Summit meetings.

$600,000

2017 • 2 years • Nuclear Challenges

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge on nuclear matters, and prepares the next generation of leaders. This award is in support of MTA’s general operations, through which MTA conducts research, analysis, and dissemination on a wide range of topics related to nuclear nonproliferation, disarmament, and arms control. Support allows MTA to be flexible and responsive to policy opportunities as they arise. It also allows MTA to continue to push for progress on continuing program priorities, such as reviving international nuclear cooperation and mitigating risks associated with the spread of nuclear energy.

$2,800,000

2015 • 4 years • International Peace & Security

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge in the nuclear arena, and prepares the next generation of leaders. It is one of the International Peace and Security (IPS) program’s five nuclear security education and training grantees. The award supports approximately eight fellows per year, senior mentors with policy experience, media training for the fellows, and project-related administrative and research activities. It equips these fellows to lead the future formulation of nuclear security policies and engage effectively in the public debate.

$600,000

2014 • 2 years, 6 months • Nuclear Challenges

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University provides leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge in the nuclear arena, and prepares the next generation of leaders. Through this grant, MTA develops nuclear policies that could have the biggest effect on reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism, helping to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, reducing the size and risk of existing arsenals, and lowering the barriers to the safe, secure, and peaceful nuclear energy over the next few years. MTA experts develop and promote policy prescriptions through research, workshops, publications, and engagement with policymakers.

$300,000

2012 • 2 years, 11 months • International Peace & Security

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.

$280,000

2011 • 2 years, 7 months • International Peace & Security

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.

$2,200,000

2011 • 4 years, 7 months • International Peace & Security

To support advanced training on nuclear security (over four years).

$800,000

2009 • 2 years • International Peace & Security

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).

$261,031

2006 • 3 years • International Peace & Security

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

$2,145,000

2004 • 5 years, 1 month • International Peace & Security

In support of the Managing the Atom Project (over five years).

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