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: Dartmouth College
    amount: $248,377
    city: Hanover, NH
    year: 2023

    To fund dissertation fellowships for PhD candidates to work on policy-relevant economics research within independent or support agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economics
    • Investigator Heidi Williams

    To fund dissertation fellowships for PhD candidates to work on policy-relevant economics research within independent or support agencies such as the Congressional Budget Office

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  • grantee: Lost Women of Science Initiative, Inc.
    amount: $236,371
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2023

    To research, produce, and release 8-12 episodes of Lost Women of Science to tell in-depth stories of overlooked women in STEM throughout history

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator Katie Hafner

    To research, produce, and release 8-12 episodes of Lost Women of Science to tell in-depth stories of overlooked women in STEM throughout history

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  • grantee: Open Collective Foundation
    amount: $605,000
    city: Walnut, CA
    year: 2023

    To support research on the building, deployment, and maintenance of open digital infrastructure

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Katharina Meyer

    To support research on the building, deployment, and maintenance of open digital infrastructure

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  • grantee: Leigh Ann Henion
    amount: $44,991
    city: Boone, NC
    year: 2023

    To support the research and writing of The Wilderness of Possibility: A Journey to Appreciate the Living Marvels of Darkness to be published by Algonquin in 2025

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Leigh Ann Henion

    To support the research and writing of The Wilderness of Possibility: A Journey to Appreciate the Living Marvels of Darkness to be published by Algonquin in 2025

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  • grantee: Charles Piller
    amount: $50,000
    city: Oakland, CA
    year: 2023

    To support the research and writing of DOCTORED: Fakery, Hubris, and Tragedy in the Quest to Cure Alzheimer’s to be published by Simon & Schuster

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Charles Piller

    To support the research and writing of DOCTORED: Fakery, Hubris, and Tragedy in the Quest to Cure Alzheimer’s to be published by Simon & Schuster

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  • grantee: Portland State University Foundation
    amount: $249,863
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2023

    To develop new and expand existing strategies for supporting Black, Indigenous, and Latine students in STEM graduate programs and to disseminate best practices to other R2 universities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Investigator Tong Zhang

    To develop new and expand existing strategies for supporting Black, Indigenous, and Latine students in STEM graduate programs and to disseminate best practices to other R2 universities

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $250,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2023

    To conduct empirical research on the effectiveness of transportation and infrastructure investment policies

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economics
    • Investigator Hilary Hoynes

    To conduct empirical research on the effectiveness of transportation and infrastructure investment policies

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  • grantee: Washington State University
    amount: $250,000
    city: Vancouver, WA
    year: 2023

    To explore the future of reading and writing in virtual and augmented reality through community dialog, building software, and developing metadata infrastructure

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Exploratory Grantmaking in Technology
    • Investigator Rudyne Grigar

    To explore the future of reading and writing in virtual and augmented reality through community dialog, building software, and developing metadata infrastructure

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  • grantee: Aspiration
    amount: $246,234
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2023

    To investigate AI chatbots for accuracy and bias and disseminate the results via videos on YouTube and TikTok, while developing a network of online video practitioners

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Julia Angwin

    To investigate AI chatbots for accuracy and bias and disseminate the results via videos on YouTube and TikTok, while developing a network of online video practitioners

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  • grantee: American Museum of Natural History
    amount: $243,480
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2023

    To create additional STEM research mentoring opportunities for NYC high school students

    • Program New York City Program
    • Investigator Maria Strangas

    To create additional STEM research mentoring opportunities for NYC high school students

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