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: National Opinion Research Center
    amount: $285,804
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2017

    To increase the amount and quality of news coverage of the economics of working longer, by training fellows in economics and data-driven journalism and by supporting the development of an original survey and enhanced coverage

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Trevor Tompson

    This grant provides twenty months of continued support for a partnership between National Opinion Research Center (NORC) and the Associated Press (AP) to marry NORC’s research expertise with AP’s media reach to create a vehicle for promoting public understanding of the barriers and facilitators, as well as the causes and patterns, to people working beyond conventional retirement age in the United States. Funds from this grant will provide twenty months of salary support to a NORC-AP journalism fellow, who is selected through a competitive application process. The fellowwill cover the older work force beat, producing thoughtful, scientifically informed, high-quality articles on a variety of issues at the intersection of aging and work, including retirement, work and health, productivity, older workers and the gig economy, and the economic impact of an aging work force on businesses, pensions, and government programs like Social Security. In addition, NORC will field a high-quality, nationally representative survey of older adults about issues facing older workers with the results distributed nationwide through the AP. Survey reporting will be supplemented with reporting on new economic research on the older work force and survey data will be made freely available to researchers in a public-use dataset.

    To increase the amount and quality of news coverage of the economics of working longer, by training fellows in economics and data-driven journalism and by supporting the development of an original survey and enhanced coverage

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $46,500
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2017

    Support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jason Farman

    Support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019

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  • grantee: Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: Far Rockaway, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Environmentor Program, a science research internship program

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Jeanne DuPont

    To provide partial support for the Environmentor Program, a science research internship program

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  • grantee: Academy Foundation
    amount: $20,000
    city: Beverly Hills, CA
    year: 2017

    To support the Academy of Motions Pictures Art and Sciences and its Sci-Tech Council in a screening and panel discussion of Hidden Figures, presented in collaboration with NASA

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Andrew Maltz

    To support the Academy of Motions Pictures Art and Sciences and its Sci-Tech Council in a screening and panel discussion of Hidden Figures, presented in collaboration with NASA

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  • grantee: FORCE11
    amount: $20,000
    city: San Diego, CA
    year: 2017

    To partially support the 2017 Future of Research Communication and eScholarship meeting

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Cameron Neylon

    To partially support the 2017 Future of Research Communication and eScholarship meeting

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To study the general equilibrium effects on labor markets due to robots

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Edmund Phelps

    To study the general equilibrium effects on labor markets due to robots

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  • grantee: Haverford College
    amount: $63,112
    city: Haverford, PA
    year: 2017

    To study causes and consequences of occupational exit by scientists and engineers

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Anne Preston

    To study causes and consequences of occupational exit by scientists and engineers

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $80,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To organize interdisciplinary studies of the scientific research enterprise, including how inputs produce the outputs

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Karim Lakhani

    To organize interdisciplinary studies of the scientific research enterprise, including how inputs produce the outputs

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  • grantee: University of Wisconsin System
    amount: $125,000
    city: Madison, WI
    year: 2017

    To build a new user interface and database for the Small World Initiative (SWI) and train graduate students to teach with the big data sets gathered through SWI course-sourcing on antibiotics produced by newly isolated soil bacteria

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Jo Handelsman

    To build a new user interface and database for the Small World Initiative (SWI) and train graduate students to teach with the big data sets gathered through SWI course-sourcing on antibiotics produced by newly isolated soil bacteria

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $120,750
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide emergency funding for up to 35 continuing Sloan Scholars at the University of Puerto Rico at the Mayaguez and Rio Piedras campuses to enable progress toward their doctoral degrees following Hurricane Maria

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Christopher Smith

    To provide emergency funding for up to 35 continuing Sloan Scholars at the University of Puerto Rico at the Mayaguez and Rio Piedras campuses to enable progress toward their doctoral degrees following Hurricane Maria

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