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: Carnegie Mellon University
    amount: $49,500
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by testing the impact of non-financial and reputational incentives on open source participation

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Eremina Mytsa

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by testing the impact of non-financial and reputational incentives on open source participation

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  • grantee: University of Washington
    amount: $139,993
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by measuring the underproduction that results from misalignment of supply and demand of open source labor

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Benjamin Hill

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by measuring the underproduction that results from misalignment of supply and demand of open source labor

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  • grantee: Arizona State University Foundation
    amount: $36,942
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure through case studies of the funding and impact of software instruments in stellar astrophysics

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Frank Timmes

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure through case studies of the funding and impact of software instruments in stellar astrophysics

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  • grantee: University of Arizona
    amount: $19,000
    city: Tucson, AZ
    year: 2018

    To support the production of Beyond the Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight published by the University of Arizona Press in 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Christopher Cokinos

    To support the production of Beyond the Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight published by the University of Arizona Press in 2019

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  • grantee: Virginia Postrel
    amount: $50,000
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of The Fabric of Civilization to be published by Basic Books in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Virginia Postrel

    To support the research and writing of The Fabric of Civilization to be published by Basic Books in 2020

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  • grantee: Jacob Burns Film Center, Inc.
    amount: $74,678
    city: Pleasantville, NY
    year: 2018

    To produce a feature-length documentary on the Blue Brain Project to build a full-scale, self-aware simulation of the human brain

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Noah Hutton

    To produce a feature-length documentary on the Blue Brain Project to build a full-scale, self-aware simulation of the human brain

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  • grantee: Manhattan Theatre Club
    amount: $250,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To provide production support for Manhattan Club Theatre’s staging of Bess Wohl’s science-themed play Continuity

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Theater
    • Investigator Scott Kaplan

    To provide production support for Manhattan Club Theatre’s staging of Bess Wohl’s science-themed play Continuity

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  • grantee: University of Florida
    amount: $124,998
    city: Gainesville, FL
    year: 2018

    To pilot the acquisition, ingestion, and standardization processes necessary to compile a national voter registration database for use by academics and officials conducting non-partisan research

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Michael McDonald

    To pilot the acquisition, ingestion, and standardization processes necessary to compile a national voter registration database for use by academics and officials conducting non-partisan research

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  • grantee: Brandy Schillace
    amount: $36,000
    city: Euclid, OH
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher to be published by Simon and Shuster by 2021

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Brandy Schillace

    To support the research and writing of Mr. Humble and Dr. Butcher to be published by Simon and Shuster by 2021

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  • grantee: New Venture Fund
    amount: $175,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To encourage charitable giving in support of basic scientific research through Sloan membership in the Science Philanthropy Alliance

    • Program Initiatives
    • Investigator Lee Bodner

    To encourage charitable giving in support of basic scientific research through Sloan membership in the Science Philanthropy Alliance

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