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: Azavea, Inc.
    amount: $124,916
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2011

    To ready public mapping prototype software for open use in the redistricting process

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Investigator Robert Cheetham

    To ready public mapping prototype software for open use in the redistricting process

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  • grantee: Ed Regis
    amount: $40,800
    city: Sabillasville, MD
    year: 2011

    For research and writing of a book on genomic engineering with George Church

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Ed Regis

    For research and writing of a book on genomic engineering with George Church

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  • grantee: Michigan State University
    amount: $49,900
    city: East Lansing, MI
    year: 2011

    To produce an edited volume and build a community of international scholars focused on an international comparative analysis of the impact of working-time configurations on older workers

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Peter Berg

    To produce an edited volume and build a community of international scholars focused on an international comparative analysis of the impact of working-time configurations on older workers

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  • grantee: WNET
    amount: $45,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2011

    To produce and broadcast three 30-minute Open Mind interviews on aging and work

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Richard Heffner

    To produce and broadcast three 30-minute Open Mind interviews on aging and work

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  • grantee: American Chemical Society
    amount: $63,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2010

    To fund a survey of graduate student life and career prospects in the chemical sciences

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Mary Kirchhoff

    To fund a survey of graduate student life and career prospects in the chemical sciences

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  • grantee: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
    amount: $1,251,200
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2010

    To enable CrisisCommons to support the CrisisCamp community and advance innovation for crisis management using social media and new technologies

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Investigator David Rejeski

    The past year has seen the growth of an ad hoc movement of CrisisCamps: grassroots gatherings of volunteer technologists who assemble to help people and communities in times and places of crisis. This grant to the Wilson Center provides two years of support to enable CrisisCommons to support the CrisisCamp community and to advance innovation for crisis management using social media and new technologies. The CrisisCommons project has three overarching objectives: (1) provide community and technology support to the CrisisCamp communities during and after disasters; (2) facilitate a shared approach to research and innovation; and (3) establish trust and formalize relationships in the crisis response and volunteer technology communities. Beyond working directly with CrisisCamps themselves, Crisis Commons proposes to broker knowledge-sharing between volunteer technology communities and the crisis response organizations that deliver direct aid in crisis areas. Other grant funds will support the development of a Technology Roadmap that will include requirements for a volunteer collaboration platform, code management, and intellectual property licensing, and a Volunteer Technology Community Leadership Summit to bring together approximately 40 leaders from distributed, largely open source technology communities. Also provides are funds for the 2nd and 3rd annual International CrisisCongress.

    To enable CrisisCommons to support the CrisisCamp community and advance innovation for crisis management using social media and new technologies

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  • grantee: Marine Biological Laboratory
    amount: $459,918
    city: Woods Hole, MA
    year: 2010

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Mitchell Sogin

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment program is to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories. This grant to the Marine Biological Laboratory supports a joint project with the University of Chicago, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Colorado, Boulder to develop MoBE DAC, a data analysis core for the Indoor Environment program. The overarching goal for this collaborative effort is to provide tools and a data archive for analyzing molecular sequence data and for visualizing ecological and functional similarities between microbial communities in the indoor environment. The team plans to integrate the functional capabilities of the websites of MG-RAST, VAMPS, QIIME, and the genome database, FungiDB, through a common database structure. This project will facilitate comparisons of molecular ecology data and contextual information across laboratories and study sites, providing a platform for accelerating publication of results and training of students for environmental microbiology laboratories.

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $1,094,203
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2010

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Folker Meyer

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment program is to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories. This grant to the University of Chicago supports a joint project with the University of California, Riverside, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the University of Colorado, Boulder to develop MoBE DAC, a data analysis core for the Indoor Environment program. The overarching goal for this collaborative effort is to provide tools and a data archive for analyzing molecular sequence data and for visualizing ecological and functional similarities between microbial communities in the indoor environment. The team plans to integrate the functional capabilities of the websites of MG-RAST, VAMPS, QIIME, and the genome database, FungiDB, through a common database structure. This project will facilitate comparisons of molecular ecology data and contextual information across laboratories and study sites, providing a platform for accelerating publication of results and training of students for environmental microbiology laboratories.

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $450,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2010

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Robin Knight

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment program is to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories. This grant to the University of California, Boulder supports a joint project with the University of Chicago, the University of California, Riverside, and the Marine Biological Laboratory to develop MoBE DAC, a data analysis core for the Indoor Environment program. The overarching goal for this collaborative effort is to provide tools and a data archive for analyzing molecular sequence data and for visualizing ecological and functional similarities between microbial communities in the indoor environment. The team plans to integrate the functional capabilities of the websites of MG-RAST, VAMPS, QIIME, and the genome database, FungiDB, through a common database structure. This project will facilitate comparisons of molecular ecology data and contextual information across laboratories and study sites, providing a platform for accelerating publication of results and training of students for environmental microbiology laboratories.

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    More
  • grantee: University of California, Riverside
    amount: $750,000
    city: Riverside, CA
    year: 2010

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jason Stajich

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment program is to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories. This grant to the University of Chicago supports a joint project with the University of California, Riverside, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the University of Colorado, Boulder to develop MoBE DAC, a data analysis core for the Indoor Environment program. The overarching goal for this collaborative effort is to provide tools and a data archive for analyzing molecular sequence data and for visualizing ecological and functional similarities between microbial communities in the indoor environment. The team plans to integrate the functional capabilities of the websites of MG-RAST, VAMPS, QIIME, and the genome database, FungiDB, through a common database structure. This project will facilitate comparisons of molecular ecology data and contextual information across laboratories and study sites, providing a platform for accelerating publication of results and training of students for environmental microbiology laboratories.

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    More