The mission of the Center for an Informed Society at the University of North Carolina is to "address the roles that mediated information plays in globally connected, digitally-mediated social systems." The Center pursues two main goals: first, to address broad research questions of relevance to information quality, with a particular focus on algorithms, misinformation, polarization, propaganda, and political institutions; and second, to make its research and data publicly available to inform technological development, journalistic best practices, and policymaking. This grant will support the Center’s growth.
About the Grantee
302 Bynum Hall, Chapel Hill, NC, 27516, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life’s research on digital disinformation
The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researches the intersection of politics and digital technology, studying technologies in the context of the people who design, use, and govern them. This grant will support the center’s research, including on how mis- and disinformation campaigns are created and spread and how they can be counteracted.
for the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life project on messaging development
for support of the University of North Carolina's Transfer Project
The Transfer Project is a regional initiative led by the University of North Carolina, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, and the Food and Agricultural Organization to generate evidence on impacts of national cash transfer programs in sub-Saharan Africa, and to translate that evidence into policy through partnerships with national governments. With this grant, the Transfer Project will help African researchers increase their capacity to conduct impact evaluations, and engage with African academics and policymakers to generate evidence that addresses policymakers’ needs.