Grants Database

The Foundation awards approximately 200 grants per year (excluding the Sloan Research Fellowships), totaling roughly $80 million dollars in annual commitments in support of research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and economics. This database contains grants for currently operating programs going back to 2008. For grants from prior years and for now-completed programs, see the annual reports section of this website.

Grants Database

Grantee
Amount
City
Year
  • grantee: DataKind
    amount: $100,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julia Rhodes Davis

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

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  • grantee: Women Make Movies, Inc.
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To explore the new medium of Virtual Reality with a short film allowing viewers  to experience the workings of the LIGO gravitational wave detector, and to grasp the science behind this breakthrough discovery

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator June Cohen

    To explore the new medium of Virtual Reality with a short film allowing viewers  to experience the workings of the LIGO gravitational wave detector, and to grasp the science behind this breakthrough discovery

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To support the Second Annual Conference on Big Data at the Harvard Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications

    • Program Science
    • Investigator Shing-Tung Yau

    To support the Second Annual Conference on Big Data at the Harvard Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications

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  • grantee: NYC Arts in Education Roundtable
    amount: $5,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    For a professional development event for educators that will explore how improvisation affects the brain

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Theater
    • Investigator Jennifer Clarke

    For a professional development event for educators that will explore how improvisation affects the brain

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  • grantee: Center for Strategic and International Studies
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To support the Energy Futures Forum in identifying and elaborating on medium-term issues in the energy sector

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Sarah Ladislaw

    To support the Energy Futures Forum in identifying and elaborating on medium-term issues in the energy sector

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $55,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2016

    To convene academic economists and power system engineers from distribution utilities to identify critical research questions and opportunities for collaboration

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Steven Cicala

    To convene academic economists and power system engineers from distribution utilities to identify critical research questions and opportunities for collaboration

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  • grantee: Missouri University of Science and Technology
    amount: $55,553
    city: Rolla, MO
    year: 2016

    To support an indoor chemistry modeling workshop

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Glenn Morrison

    To support an indoor chemistry modeling workshop

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  • grantee: Women Make Movies, Inc.
    amount: $47,770
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support a pilot project to track what happened to scripts that won Sloan awards, to track the careers of Sloan award winners, and to track the careers of students in the Sloan programs who sought awards, but did not receive them

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Jacqueline Christy

    To support a pilot project to track what happened to scripts that won Sloan awards, to track the careers of Sloan award winners, and to track the careers of students in the Sloan programs who sought awards, but did not receive them

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  • grantee: The Aspen Institute
    amount: $500,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support a dialogue process that applies research findings to inform the development of best practices for the governance of shale gas and oil

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator David Monsma

    To support a dialogue process that applies research findings to inform the development of best practices for the governance of shale gas and oil

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $249,550
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To conduct a randomized controlled trial to study how people respond to and value information about their driving habits

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Christopher Knittel

    To conduct a randomized controlled trial to study how people respond to and value information about their driving habits

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