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: Columbia University
    amount: $45,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    Support for a book on the influence of scientific medicine on leading thinkers and artists

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Eric Kandel

    Support for a book on the influence of scientific medicine on leading thinkers and artists

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  • grantee: Astrophysical Research Consortium
    amount: $40,047
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2008

    To fund an international forum titled: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    • Investigator David Weinberg

    To fund an international forum titled: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology

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  • grantee: Public Library of Science
    amount: $45,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2008

    To develop a business plan for creating on-line hubs around scientific and medical subjects.

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Peter Jerram

    To develop a business plan for creating on-line hubs around scientific and medical subjects.

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  • grantee: Appropriation
    amount: $250,000
    city:  
    year: 2008

    To fund small projects that will encourage universities and colleges to collect and use data related to student completion rates and time-to-degree.

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Minority Ph.D.
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education

    In March 2008, the Board of Trustees approved the expenditure of up to $250,000 to fund small projects to encourage colleges and universities to collect and use data on student completion rates and time-to-degree. The following grants were made against this previously authorized fund.

    To fund small projects that will encourage universities and colleges to collect and use data related to student completion rates and time-to-degree.

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  • grantee: Tribeca Film Institute
    amount: $689,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    To develop new science and technology feature films for production and to showcase S&T films and hold panels at the Tribeca Film Festival

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Jane Rosenthal

    To develop new science and technology feature films for production and to showcase S&T films and hold panels at the Tribeca Film Festival

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  • grantee: National Geographic Society
    amount: $1,500,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2008

    For co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Michael Rosenfeld

    For co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel

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  • grantee: Wikimedia Foundation
    amount: $3,000,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2008

    To develop Wikimedia's organizational capacity and improve the quality of its flagship Wikipedia along with ancillary educational services

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Universal Access to Knowledge
    • Investigator Erik Moller

    To develop Wikimedia's organizational capacity and improve the quality of its flagship Wikipedia along with ancillary educational services

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  • grantee: Southern Regional Education Board
    amount: $123,309
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2008

    To fund the 2008 Biennial Conference of Program Directors in the Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. and American Indian Graduate Programs

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Minority Ph.D.
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Ansley Abraham

    To fund the 2008 Biennial Conference of Program Directors in the Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. and American Indian Graduate Programs

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  • grantee: University of Alaska, Anchorage
    amount: $240,000
    city: Anchorage, AK
    year: 2008

    To launch and fund the first three years of an American Indian Graduate Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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

    To launch and fund the first three years of an American Indian Graduate Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $4,024,421
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2008

    To fund the Minority Ph.D. Program and the American Indian Program from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Minority Ph.D.
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Aileen Walter

    To fund the Minority Ph.D. Program and the American Indian Program from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008

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