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 Alaska, Anchorage
    amount: $144,000
    city: Anchorage, AK
    year: 2011

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program at the University of Alaska

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Herb Schroeder

    This grant provides partial support to the University of Alaska, Anchorage for activities designed to recruit and retain indigenous graduate students in STEM disciplines as part of the university's participation in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) . This is the second three-year grant to the University of Alaska fund these activities. Principal Investigator Herb Schroeder and his staff had considerable success during their first grant, recruiting 26 students compared to an expectation of 18. Attrition has also been low, with the Alaska programs having lost only one M.S. and one Ph.D. student so far. Schroeder expects to recruit seven new students annually over the next three years. Some of the activities supported through this grant include cross-cultural training for faculty and staff who work with native graduate students, weekly team meetings, a recitation session devoted to strengthening the academic skills need to successfully complete graduate work, and workshops for helping students with professional networking, grant writing, and serving as an effective teaching assistant.

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program at the University of Alaska

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  • grantee: WGBH Educational Foundation
    amount: $2,500,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2011

    To research and produce four hours of documentaries on the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience with ancillary outreach including two interactive games and marketing campaign

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Mark Samels

    Funds from this grant support the development, production, and broadcast of three science-and-technology-themed documentaries by the PBS series American Experience. The three proposed documentaries include: "The Poisoner's Handbook," based on Deborah Blum's Foundation-supported book about the birth of toxicology and forensic science in the Jazz Age and how new crime-fighting techniques led to improvements in safety; "Robert Noyce, the Integrated Circuit and the Birth of Silicon Valley," based on Leslie Berlin's The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley, a formative tale about one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century that has received relatively little exposure in the mass media; and "The Grand Coulee Dam" about the damming of the Columbia River-at the time, the largest concrete structure ever built-which transformed the Pacific Northwest. In addition, American Experience is proposing two interactive games to accompany the broadcast of "The Poisoner's Handbook."

    To research and produce four hours of documentaries on the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience with ancillary outreach including two interactive games and marketing campaign

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  • grantee: Institute for New Economic Thinking
    amount: $15,108
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2011

    To support the participation of students in a major international conference on new economic thinking

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Robert Johnson

    To support the participation of students in a major international conference on new economic thinking

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  • grantee: Film Independent, Inc.
    amount: $35,000
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2011

    To expedite one science and technology film into production with a Fast Track fellowship

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Josh Welsh

    To expedite one science and technology film into production with a Fast Track fellowship

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  • grantee: Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.
    amount: $19,095
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2011

    To rebroadcast the program Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness, to publicize available resources, and to encourage dialogue about the mental health care system

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Richard Kilberg

    To rebroadcast the program Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness, to publicize available resources, and to encourage dialogue about the mental health care system

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  • grantee: Arizona State University
    amount: $15,000
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2011

    To provide travel support for attendees at a conference on macroeconomic theory and environmental issues

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator V. Smith

    To provide travel support for attendees at a conference on macroeconomic theory and environmental issues

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  • grantee: San Diego State University
    amount: $125,000
    city: San Diego, CA
    year: 2011

    To conduct a pilot study to examine workplace environments using viral metagenomic analysis

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Scott Kelley

    To conduct a pilot study to examine workplace environments using viral metagenomic analysis

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  • grantee: American Physical Society
    amount: $18,900
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2011

    To increase awareness of the contributions to physics of women physicists

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Theodore Hodapp

    To increase awareness of the contributions to physics of women physicists

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  • grantee: Smithsonian Institution
    amount: $60,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2011

    To conduct international dialogues, especially for the Americas, and related activities to explore the feasibility of an international academic network for measurement and monitoring of the world's forests

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Forests
    • Sub-program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Leonard Hirsch

    To conduct international dialogues, especially for the Americas, and related activities to explore the feasibility of an international academic network for measurement and monitoring of the world's forests

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  • grantee: University of Leeds
    amount: $60,000
    city: Leeds, United Kingdom
    year: 2011

    To conduct international, especially European, dialogues and related activities to explore the feasibility of an international academic network for measurement and monitoring of the world's forests

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Forests
    • Sub-program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Alan Grainger

    To conduct international, especially European, dialogues and related activities to explore the feasibility of an international academic network for measurement and monitoring of the world's forests

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