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: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Barbara Pope

    To support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017

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  • grantee: American Associates of the National Theatre
    amount: $10,820
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To commission a play about Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis and his breakthrough discovery on the importance of antiseptic practices in medicine, to be written by playwright Stephen Brown and potentially produced by the National Theatre

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Theater
    • Investigator Emily Anstead

    To commission a play about Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis and his breakthrough discovery on the importance of antiseptic practices in medicine, to be written by playwright Stephen Brown and potentially produced by the National Theatre

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To identify principles for conducting retrospective review of energy and environmental regulations

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Joseph Aldy

    To identify principles for conducting retrospective review of energy and environmental regulations

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To provide final support to the Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Elizabeth Eide

    To provide final support to the Roundtable on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Development

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $9,625
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2017

    To facilitate the participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the 2017 Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) conference

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Mark Barteau

    To facilitate the participation of undergraduate and graduate students at the 2017 Transportation, Economics, Energy and the Environment (TE3) conference

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $43,000
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jeffrey Bub

    To support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press

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  • grantee: Seth Fletcher
    amount: $25,000
    city: Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    year: 2017

    To support research for and writing of Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (Ecco Press 2018), a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to capture the first direct image of a black hole

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Seth Fletcher

    To support research for and writing of Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (Ecco Press 2018), a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to capture the first direct image of a black hole

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  • grantee: University of Oxford
    amount: $65,000
    city: Oxford, United Kingdom
    year: 2017

    To streamline the publication workflow for data papers

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Neil Jefferies

    To streamline the publication workflow for data papers

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  • grantee: University of Minnesota
    amount: $42,500
    city: Minneapolis, MN
    year: 2017

    To support three panels and associated papers at the National Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report that explore the consequences of the 1968 civil disorders with a special focus on the production of minority economists

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Samuel Myers

    To support three panels and associated papers at the National Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report that explore the consequences of the 1968 civil disorders with a special focus on the production of minority economists

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Phyllis Frankl

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

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