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: University of California, Davis
    amount: $101,430
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2018

    To develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jonathan Eisen

    To develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

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  • grantee: Stevens Institute of Technology
    amount: $19,762
    city: Hoboken, NJ
    year: 2018

    To pilot two middle school Math Circles in NYC that informs the development of a system of Math Circles in the NYC area

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Jan Cannizzo

    To pilot two middle school Math Circles in NYC that informs the development of a system of Math Circles in the NYC area

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $34,300
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2018

    To partially support the production of a handbook on best practices for open source academic software communities

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Danielle Robinson

    To partially support the production of a handbook on best practices for open source academic software communities

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  • grantee: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    amount: $38,337
    city: Chapel Hill, NC
    year: 2018

    To increase the participation of social science data archives in the Research Data Alliance

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Jonathan Crabtree

    To increase the participation of social science data archives in the Research Data Alliance

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  • grantee: Northeastern University
    amount: $125,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2018

    To develop a plan for facilitating responsible and reproducible research on administrative data from multiple social media sources

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator David Lazer

    To develop a plan for facilitating responsible and reproducible research on administrative data from multiple social media sources

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  • grantee: Michelle Nijhuis
    amount: $40,000
    city: White Salmon, WA
    year: 2018

    To support the research, fact-checking, and promotion of a book about the species conservation movement to be published by W.W. Norton in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Michelle Nijhuis

    To support the research, fact-checking, and promotion of a book about the species conservation movement to be published by W.W. Norton in 2020

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  • grantee: Rebecca Schwarzlose
    amount: $39,400
    city: Saint Louis, MO
    year: 2018

    To support the writing and illustrations for a book about brain maps to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Profile Books in Spring 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Rebecca Schwarzlose

    To support the writing and illustrations for a book about brain maps to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Profile Books in Spring 2020

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  • grantee: Johns Hopkins University
    amount: $65,456
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2018

    To assess the completeness and comprehensiveness of existing United States energy infrastructure datasets

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Sarah Jordaan

    To assess the completeness and comprehensiveness of existing United States energy infrastructure datasets

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  • grantee: Arizona State University
    amount: $122,846
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2018

    To integrate engineering principles and thought into the Masters of Public Policy/Masters of Public Administration programs to enhance the effectiveness of public and nonprofit managers

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Donald Siegel

    To integrate engineering principles and thought into the Masters of Public Policy/Masters of Public Administration programs to enhance the effectiveness of public and nonprofit managers

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  • grantee: Open Knowledge Foundation
    amount: $749,624
    city: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    year: 2018

    To support adoption and use of a lightweight data packaging standard in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Paul Walsh

    In 2015, a Sloan Foundation grant to Open Knowledge led to the creation of the “frictionless data” standard, a set of protocols for packaging tabular datasets in uniform ways that could be used, if adopted widely enough, to greatly simply the logistics of exporting, transporting, and importing data. This grant funds efforts by Open Knowledge to broaden adoption of the frictionless data standard through outreach to scholarly organizations, data platforms, analysis tools, and specific research fields. Over the three-year grant period, Open Knowledge will use grant funds to conduct outreach and support activities, structured partly as high-touch field/context-specific pilots, and partly as broader outreach and engagement to the wider user community.

    To support adoption and use of a lightweight data packaging standard in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

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