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Welcome to our news page! Please see below for the latest updates and information about our activities at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.

New Projects: Informing COVID Response & Communication Through Tech

The third set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Crowdsourcing Analysis of COVID Data Sets and Broadening Access to COVID Screening and Resources via Text.

Who: Michael Morisy of MuckRock & Brendan Lind of the HumanAgency

What: The release of our third set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Improving COVID Response & Communication Through Tech

When: October 2020

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Announcing New Funding Support From Five Leading Foundations

With $2 million in new philanthropic funding, the Aspen Tech Policy Hub plans to increase fellowship numbers and grow online support during the pandemic

Who: Aspen Tech Policy Hub, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Omidyar Network, and Schmidt Futures 

What: $2 million in new philanthropic funding support

When: Fall 2020 and beyond

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New Projects: Mapping On- & Off-line Risks in a Pandemic

The second set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Misinformation and Reducing Risk of Transmission in a Pandemic.

Who: Tommy Shane and Pedro Noel of First Draft & Pietro Michelucci of the Human Computation Institute

What: The release of our second set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Mapping On- & Off-line Risks in a Pandemic 

When: September 2020

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