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: 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 Research
    • Sub-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 Research
    • 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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  • grantee: CUNY TV Foundation
    amount: $298,253
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    To research and produce a half hour film about the Sloan Foundation for the 75th anniversary event and to broadcast a version of this film on CUNY TV

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Robert Isaacson

    To research and produce a half hour film about the Sloan Foundation for the 75th anniversary event and to broadcast a version of this film on CUNY TV

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  • grantee: Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.
    amount: $987,160
    city: Arlington, VA
    year: 2008

    To research, produce and broadcast a regular, branded bi-weekly series on financial and economic literacy as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with extensive web components and outreach

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Simon Marks

    To research, produce and broadcast a regular, branded bi-weekly series on financial and economic literacy as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with extensive web components and outreach

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  • grantee: Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    For one-hour PBS broadcast and extensive outreach of a Socratic Dialogue on Severe Mental Illness: Law, Science and Society

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

    For one-hour PBS broadcast and extensive outreach of a Socratic Dialogue on Severe Mental Illness: Law, Science and Society

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  • grantee: WGBH Educational Foundation
    amount: $1,700,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2008

    Support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Paula Apsell

    Support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web

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