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 Pennsylvania State University
    amount: $250,000
    city: University Park, PA
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of variable wind generation on transmission systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Chiara Lo Prete

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of variable wind generation on transmission systems

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  • grantee: Washington State University
    amount: $249,785
    city: Pullman, WA
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of demand response programs on distribution systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Anamika Dubey

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of demand response programs on distribution systems

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2018

    To support the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology applying life cycle assessment analysis techniques to emerging energy technologies

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Reid Lifset

    To support the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology applying life cycle assessment analysis techniques to emerging energy technologies

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  • grantee: University of Arizona
    amount: $125,000
    city: Tucson, AZ
    year: 2018

    To integrate and synthesize knowledge of evolution of carbon minerals

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Deep Carbon Observatory
    • Investigator Robert Downs

    To integrate and synthesize knowledge of evolution of carbon minerals

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  • grantee: University of Sydney
    amount: $80,000
    city: Sydney, Australia
    year: 2018

    To strengthen the deep carbon science community of Australia and to build further the tectonic (“GPlates”) modeling platform for the deep carbon cycle

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Deep Carbon Observatory
    • Investigator Sabin Zahirovic

    To strengthen the deep carbon science community of Australia and to build further the tectonic (“GPlates”) modeling platform for the deep carbon cycle

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  • grantee: Chicago Public Media, Inc.
    amount: $80,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2018

    To support science-and-technology-themed episodes on the Nerdette podcast

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator Brendan Banaszak

    To support science-and-technology-themed episodes on the Nerdette podcast

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  • grantee: Western Michigan University
    amount: $19,200
    city: Kalamazoo, MI
    year: 2018

    To provide travel grants to attendees at a 2.5-day working group meeting hosted by HHMI

    • Program Higher Education
    • Investigator Charles Henderson

    To provide travel grants to attendees at a 2.5-day working group meeting hosted by HHMI

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $75,976
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To support the development of a Nobel Prize-level science communication prize and activities at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Misinformation, to be held April 3 and 4, 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Mary O'Connell

    To support the development of a Nobel Prize-level science communication prize and activities at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Misinformation, to be held April 3 and 4, 2019

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  • grantee: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    amount: $400,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To provide renewed support for STEM Saturdays

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator George Delagrammatikas

    The STEM Saturdays program, launched in 2017 under the direction of George Delagrammatikas, professor of mechanical engineering at the Cooper Union, aims to engage talented, at-risk New York City high school students in engineering activities. The curriculum focuses on teaching in-depth understanding of microcontroller applications and computer programming skills and includes lunch time presentations on the college admissions process, career development, intellectual property, and patent law. Students work with electronic circuits, switches, resistors, digital inputs, LCDs, DC motors, photocells, RFID modules, and IR receivers. They also learn to program computers to create a “smart home,” with connected lighting, HVAC, and motion alarm systems; and work in teams to develop a design project using engineering principles to solve current, real-world problems. This grant provides three years of operational support for the continuation of STEM Saturdays. In addition to continued operation of the program, grant funds will support a series of program improvements, including increased training of the mentors, and more timely access to instructional materials. In addition, Cooper Union will formally link STEM Saturdays with their long?running Summer STEM program to create a progression of STEM college readiness support for underserved students; formally incorporate both programs into their undergraduate admissions strategy to increase diversity within their STEM enrollment; develop the financial and institutional support for long?term sustainability of the program; and engage other New York City STEM outreach programs to expand opportunities for students across New York City.

    To provide renewed support for STEM Saturdays

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  • grantee: Fund for the City of New York
    amount: $525,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To improve local decision-making by continuing to build technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Noel Hidalgo

    BetaNYC aims to improve civic technology and open data usage in New York City. The organization partners with New York’s borough president offices and the 59 community boards under them, focusing on how better use of technology and access to data can improve on-the-ground decision-making at a hyper-local scale. Among many other activities, BetaNYC runs a Civic Innovation Fellows program, which puts CUNY undergraduates to work identifying and addressing technology needs at borough president offices and community boards; offers open data training to municipal government workers; developed an open data dashboard to allow community board members to quickly and intuitively access relevant data, like the number and type of complaints received; and has launched several new software tools to inform community-level issues like liquor licensing or tenant disputes. Funds from this grant provide two years of operational support for BetaNYC.

    To improve local decision-making by continuing to build technical capacity in NYC borough president offices and community boards

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