Welcome to our news page! Please see below for the latest updates and information about our activities at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.
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
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
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
The first set of projects have been launched from the 2020 COVID-19 Challenge Grant Series, focused on Social Isolation, Education, and the Arts.
Who: Michael Peter Edson, Dana Mitroff Silvers, Nidhi Hebbar, & Yusuf Ahmad
What: The release of our first set of COVID-19 Challenge Grant projects, featured at our event Responding to Social Isolation Through Education and the Arts
When: September 2020
Projects on Disaster Tech: Preparing for Unprecedented Crisis (August 19, 2020)
Projects on Improving Democracy Through Technology (August 5, 2020)
Projects on Seeding Success: Equity, Technology & Policy (July 22, 2020)
Projects on Needles in Haystacks: Using Tech for Good (July 8, 2020)
Projects on Protecting Your Digital Reality (June 29, 2020)
Our 2019 Annual Report (June 15, 2020)
Announcing Winners of COVID-19 Challenge Grant Competition (May 31, 2020)
Looking for a New Opportunity? We’re Expanding Our Team! (May 29, 2020)
Announcing our COVID-19 Tech Challenge Grant (March 19, 2020)
Announcing our Second Cohort of Fellows (January 8, 2020)
Working Together to Fight Deepfakes & Disinformation (December 13, 2019)
Launching our Inaugural Fellowship Program (January 18, 2019)