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: Harvard University
    amount: $67,461
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing If/Then: Simulmatics Corporation and the Invention of the Future, a book about the first data analytics firm

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jill Lepore

    To support the research and writing If/Then: Simulmatics Corporation and the Invention of the Future, a book about the first data analytics firm

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  • grantee: Virginia Postrel
    amount: $50,000
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of The Fabric of Civilization to be published by Basic Books in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Virginia Postrel

    To support the research and writing of The Fabric of Civilization to be published by Basic Books in 2020

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  • grantee: Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc.
    amount: $74,678
    city: Pleasantville, NY
    year: 2018

    To produce a feature-length documentary on the Blue Brain Project to build a full-scale, self-aware simulation of the human brain

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Noah Hutton

    To produce a feature-length documentary on the Blue Brain Project to build a full-scale, self-aware simulation of the human brain

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  • grantee: Manhattan Theatre Club
    amount: $250,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To provide production support for Manhattan Club Theatre’s staging of Bess Wohl’s science-themed play Continuity

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Theater
    • Investigator Scott Kaplan

    To provide production support for Manhattan Club Theatre’s staging of Bess Wohl’s science-themed play Continuity

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  • grantee: Fordham University
    amount: $7,500
    city: Bronx, NY
    year: 2018

    To support a global summit on anthropological contributions to research on business and economics

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Timothy Malefyt

    To support a global summit on anthropological contributions to research on business and economics

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  • grantee: Murdomo Institute, Inc.
    amount: $50,000
    city: Walnut, CA
    year: 2018

    To support Community of Microbes, a dynamic, augmented reality-enabled interactive experience that introduces audiences to microorganism ecosystems

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

    To support Community of Microbes, a dynamic, augmented reality-enabled interactive experience that introduces audiences to microorganism ecosystems

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  • grantee: Carnegie Mellon University
    amount: $249,942
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2018

    To study the joining trajectories and social network positions of male and female developers in open source digital infrastructure projects

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Laura Dabbish

    To study the joining trajectories and social network positions of male and female developers in open source digital infrastructure projects

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  • grantee: Miller-McCune Center for Research Media and Public Policy
    amount: $50,000
    city: Santa Barbara, CA
    year: 2018

    To support travel by academic researchers to the 2019 Social Science Foo Camp

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Geane DeLima

    To support travel by academic researchers to the 2019 Social Science Foo Camp

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $112,800
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To provide infrastructure funding to update legal guidance for colleges and universities on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM and to assist with the pilot phase of SEA Change, a voluntary, metrics-based self-assessment system

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Shirley Malcom

    To provide infrastructure funding to update legal guidance for colleges and universities on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in STEM and to assist with the pilot phase of SEA Change, a voluntary, metrics-based self-assessment system

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  • grantee: The University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $76,000
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2018

    To analyze building performance data of the UTest House for HOMEChem

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Atila Novoselac

    To analyze building performance data of the UTest House for HOMEChem

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