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: American Physical Society
    amount: $18,000
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2010

    To fund the Edward A. Bouchet Lectureship Award for three years while the American Physical Society raises endowment funding for it

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Theodore Hodapp

    To fund the Edward A. Bouchet Lectureship Award for three years while the American Physical Society raises endowment funding for it

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  • grantee: Duke University
    amount: $63,249
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2010

    To investigate how consumers process complex financial data and decisions

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator John Payne

    To investigate how consumers process complex financial data and decisions

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $85,682
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2010

    To perform experiments on how consumers' characteristics affect their annuity decisions

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Eric Johnson

    To perform experiments on how consumers' characteristics affect their annuity decisions

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  • grantee: University of Pennsylvania
    amount: $35,000
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2010

    To devise a research program on choice engines that help consumers make better insurance decisions

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Thomas Baker

    To devise a research program on choice engines that help consumers make better insurance decisions

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  • grantee: University of California, Los Angeles
    amount: $70,385
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2010

    To test how choice architecture can affect how consumers make intertemporal tradeoffs

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Suzanne Shu

    To test how choice architecture can affect how consumers make intertemporal tradeoffs

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $34,951
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2010

    To study how risk databases and choice engines can improve consumers' financial decisions

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Daniel Carpenter

    To study how risk databases and choice engines can improve consumers' financial decisions

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $122,263
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2010

    To study how and why consumers give up on making complex financial decisions

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator John Lynch

    To study how and why consumers give up on making complex financial decisions

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $19,575
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2010

    To study career choice in terms of the benefits to society and tax costs to individuals

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Elaine Bernard

    To study career choice in terms of the benefits to society and tax costs to individuals

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $20,000
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2010

    To hold a workshop on "Frameworks for Systemic Risk Monitoring"

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Clifford Rossi

    To hold a workshop on "Frameworks for Systemic Risk Monitoring"

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  • grantee: Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    amount: $20,000
    city: Alexandria, Egypt
    year: 2010

    As partial support for the scientific component of a major conference seeking improved U.S.-Muslim cooperation

    • Program Initiatives
    • Investigator Hala Abdelwahab

    As partial support for the scientific component of a major conference seeking improved U.S.-Muslim cooperation

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