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 Pennsylvania
    amount: $733,318
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2008

    To develop theoretically and empirically sound frameworks for guiding regulatory policy in the financial sector

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Franklin Allen

    To develop theoretically and empirically sound frameworks for guiding regulatory policy in the financial sector

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $588,800
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2008

    Research on Market Institutions and Financial Market Risk

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator James Poterba

    Research on Market Institutions and Financial Market Risk

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $302,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2008

    To perform an in-depth empirical study of the strategic, economic and epidemiological factors affecting the global location of clinical trials in the biopharmaceutical industry

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Ernst Berndt

    To perform an in-depth empirical study of the strategic, economic and epidemiological factors affecting the global location of clinical trials in the biopharmaceutical industry

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  • grantee: The Brookings Institution
    amount: $406,495
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2008

    To commission papers, hold conferences, and publish a series of research articles on financial markets and institutions in the journal: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Karen Dynan

    To commission papers, hold conferences, and publish a series of research articles on financial markets and institutions in the journal: Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

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  • grantee: Appropriation
    amount: $450,000
    city:  
    year: 2008

    To provide small grants for promising new books on science and technology

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books

    To provide small grants for promising new books on science and technology

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $400,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2008

    To partially fund an MIT study on the Future of Solar Energy

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Robert Armstrong

    To partially fund an MIT study on the Future of Solar Energy

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  • grantee: Galatee Films
    amount: $2,700,000
    city: Paris, France
    year: 2008

    To complete production of the seminal documentary film Oceans, to cement its public affiliation with the Census of Marine Life, and to enhance its legacy for the scientific community

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Jacques Perrin

    To complete production of the seminal documentary film Oceans, to cement its public affiliation with the Census of Marine Life, and to enhance its legacy for the scientific community

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $1,045,106
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2008

    To provide renewed support to catalog the indoor microbial world

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Norman Pace

    To provide renewed support to catalog the indoor microbial world

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  • grantee: New York Public Radio
    amount: $487,500
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    To make science and technology a regular feature on Studio 360

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator David Krasnow

    To make science and technology a regular feature on Studio 360

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  • grantee: L.A. Theatre Works
    amount: $319,024
    city: Venice, CA
    year: 2008

    To record 4 new science radio plays, including 2 Sloan commissions, and to broadcast the complete 17-science-play series on public radio and in libraries and schools

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator Susan Loewenberg

    To record 4 new science radio plays, including 2 Sloan commissions, and to broadcast the complete 17-science-play series on public radio and in libraries and schools

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