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: The North Carolina A&T University Foundation Inc
    amount: $50,000
    city: Greensboro, NC
    year: 2010

    To enable graduate students in North Carolina A&T's Industrial and Systems Engineering Department who have come from HBCUs to have a summer research experience at a majority university or government laboratory

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Eui Park

    To enable graduate students in North Carolina A&T's Industrial and Systems Engineering Department who have come from HBCUs to have a summer research experience at a majority university or government laboratory

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  • grantee: National Opinion Research Center
    amount: $52,650
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2010

    To complete preparation of a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Bronwyn Lodato

    To complete preparation of a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

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  • grantee: University of Montana
    amount: $87,300
    city: Missoula, MT
    year: 2010

    To fund an additional three years of the non-scholarship component of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Montana

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Alexander Ross

    To fund an additional three years of the non-scholarship component of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Montana

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  • grantee: American Chemical Society
    amount: $18,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2010

    To fund for three years an award recognizing a distinguished minority chemist while the American Chemical Society raises funds to endow the award

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Madeleine Jacobs

    To fund for three years an award recognizing a distinguished minority chemist while the American Chemical Society raises funds to endow the award

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $62,675
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2010

    To support a workshop on the challenges of microbial sampling in the indoor environment, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jordan Peccia

    To support a workshop on the challenges of microbial sampling in the indoor environment, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $124,338
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2010

    To document and build on the history of the Science Honors program

    • Program New York City Program
    • Investigator Allan Blaer

    To document and build on the history of the Science Honors program

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  • grantee: Mongolian American Scientific Research Center
    amount: $75,000
    city: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
    year: 2010

    To fund a conference on fresh and spent fuel management and regional nuclear cooperation in North East Asia

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Dugersuren Dashdorj

    To fund a conference on fresh and spent fuel management and regional nuclear cooperation in North East Asia

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $63,778
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2010

    To support the Symposium on Microbiomes of Built Environments at Indoor Air 2011

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Richard Corsi

    To support the Symposium on Microbiomes of Built Environments at Indoor Air 2011

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $767,280
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2010

    To support Summer Institutes run by the National Bureau of Economic Research

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Amy Finkelstein

    Funds from this grant provide support to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to holds its annual Summer Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The NBER Summer Institute has become the most important meeting of its kind in the world, attracting, in recent years, nearly 2,000 participants over the course of four weeks to present and discuss the latest empirical research in all fields of economics. This makes the Summer Institute one of the best platforms to highlight and publicize Sloan Foundation research activities in economics and finance. More than 40 different Institute workshops are scheduled to overlap in ways that facilitate interactions among related fields and researchers and special efforts are being instituted to include a younger and more diverse crowd in addition to established scholars. The 400 or so papers presented are available online both to participants and to other researchers. Recent Institute programs specifically developed with Sloan support have focused on the financial crisis generally and on credit rating agencies in particular. Core support provided by this grant will not only fund participation in workshops, it will also help carry forward innovations such as the prestigious Feldstein Lectures, methodological courses, and a new workshop on the "Conduct of Research."

    To support Summer Institutes run by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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  • grantee: Oregon State University
    amount: $700,000
    city: Corvallis, OR
    year: 2010

    To help the Deep Carbon Observatory begin characterizing diversity of deep life in continental and marine environments using DNA sequencing technology

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Deep Carbon Observatory
    • Investigator Frederick Colwell

    The Foundation established the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) in 2009 to achieve major advances in understanding of carbon, the element of life, in geologically diverse deep continental and marine environments. The Observatory's plan includes a component whose objective is to describe the types of life that occur, their adaptive and evolutionary strategies, and the limits-and possibly origins-of life. In fact, evidence exists for life in all deep environments where there is liquid water. The environments include oil wells, deep granitic and basaltic aquifers, sandstone cores, clays, gold seams, and deep marine sediments. With Foundation support, an international network of microbiologists and geneticists headquartered at Oregon State University will begin a comprehensive survey of the diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in representative deep environments. Earth's microbes probably amount to 90% or more of all life. The total number of cells might be a nonillion, one thousand times one billion times one billion times one billion, or 10 to the 30th power, and the subsurface biomass may be 90% of all microbial cells. For many environments, however, there are no or sparse data, and the diversity is just now being explored thanks to new gene sequencing technologies. A key technology is "pyrotag" sequencing, which allows low-cost processing of massive amounts of DNA. The method has been applied to very few samples from deep environments. As a base, this project would examine well-preserved samples from four deep settings chosen for their variety and extensive contextual information, for example, permafrost more than 600 meters below the surface on continents. A community meeting in the second year of the project will help build the global network of experts in deep life to achieve the eventual DCO goals.

    To help the Deep Carbon Observatory begin characterizing diversity of deep life in continental and marine environments using DNA sequencing technology

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