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: Just Human Productions
    amount: $200,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2021

    To support a season of the podcast “Epidemic,” which will share untold stories of smallpox eradication on the Indian subcontinent in the three decades following WWII

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator Celine Gounder

    To support a season of the podcast “Epidemic,” which will share untold stories of smallpox eradication on the Indian subcontinent in the three decades following WWII

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  • grantee: SF Isle of Man Limited
    amount: $250,000
    city: Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 IJE, United Kingdom
    year: 2021

    To support the production of the documentary film “We Will Not Die Quietly,” about the 20-year struggle for access to medicines and vaccines, from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Karien Bezuidenhout

    To support the production of the documentary film “We Will Not Die Quietly,” about the 20-year struggle for access to medicines and vaccines, from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $249,956
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2021

    To develop principles and pathways for public engagement by NYC communities with interpretable, reliable, and actionable flood-related data

    • Program New York City Program
    • Investigator Elizabeth Hйnaff

    To develop principles and pathways for public engagement by NYC communities with interpretable, reliable, and actionable flood-related data

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  • grantee: University of Washington, Tacoma
    amount: $74,823
    city: Tacoma, WA
    year: 2021

    To organize a scaffolded research experience that facilitates multiple mentors for undergraduate students using a mentoring course

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Heather Dillon

    To organize a scaffolded research experience that facilitates multiple mentors for undergraduate students using a mentoring course

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  • grantee: North Carolina Central University
    amount: $250,000
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2021

    To enhance the social, economic, and cultural diversity within the field of Chemistry through an MS-to-PhD Bridge Program that links Chemistry Departments at North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Abdul Mohammed

    This grant supports a masters-to-doctorate bridge program between the chemistry departments at North Carolina Central University (NCCU; a Historically Black University) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Grant funds will be used to provide team mentoring, wherein each student will be assigned a mentoring team comprising three faculty members from each institution; academic support, including regular check-ins with students on academic standing and course selection; research opportunities, wherein students will be given guidance in their master’s thesis research and be paired with graduate scholars to learn hands-on research techniques and methods; course sharing opportunities, wherein students will be encouraged to take courses at UNC that are not otherwise offered at NCCU; community building through various informal events; and professional development opportunities, wherein students will develop research presentations with their mentors and present them across the college, with the goal of presenting them at a national conference.

    To enhance the social, economic, and cultural diversity within the field of Chemistry through an MS-to-PhD Bridge Program that links Chemistry Departments at North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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  • grantee: Arizona State University
    amount: $232,009
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2021

    To increase the number of Native American students pursuing and completing PhD degrees and careers in STEM fields

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Gary Moore

    To increase the number of Native American students pursuing and completing PhD degrees and careers in STEM fields

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  • grantee: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    amount: $249,269
    city: Brownsville, TX
    year: 2021

    To formalize a strategic partnership with the University of Texas Dallas to create equitable, inclusive and diverse pathways to graduate study in the mathematical sciences for students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Josef Sifuentes

    To formalize a strategic partnership with the University of Texas Dallas to create equitable, inclusive and diverse pathways to graduate study in the mathematical sciences for students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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  • grantee: Digital Public Library of America, Inc.
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2021

    To support the creation of a digital archive of social media data available to researchers, policy makers, and the general public

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Universal Access to Knowledge
    • Investigator Michael Della Bitta

    To support the creation of a digital archive of social media data available to researchers, policy makers, and the general public

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  • grantee: Cornell University
    amount: $214,901
    city: Ithaca, NY
    year: 2021

    To identify and test effective interventions for enhancing the quality and completeness of randomized-controlled-trial registries

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Lars Vilhuber

    To identify and test effective interventions for enhancing the quality and completeness of randomized-controlled-trial registries

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  • grantee: Open Knowledge Foundation
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    year: 2021

    To support the maintenance of lightweight data packaging standards and software in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Lilly Winfree

    To support the maintenance of lightweight data packaging standards and software in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

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