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: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To support up to four undergraduate students planning for PhD programs from the University of Puerto Rico system for a semester (Spring 2018) of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Alan Grossman

    To support up to four undergraduate students planning for PhD programs from the University of Puerto Rico system for a semester (Spring 2018) of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • grantee: Montana State University
    amount: $48,417
    city: Bozeman, MT
    year: 2017

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Catherine Zabinski

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

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  • grantee: Susan Hand Shetterly
    amount: $22,500
    city: Surry, ME
    year: 2017

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Susan Shetterly

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

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  • grantee: Maura R. O'Connor
    amount: $32,100
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2017

    To support Wayfinding: The Mystery and Science of Human Navigation in the Age of GPS, a nonfiction trade book on human navigation to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Maura O'Connor

    To support Wayfinding: The Mystery and Science of Human Navigation in the Age of GPS, a nonfiction trade book on human navigation to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018

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  • grantee: Stephen E. Olson
    amount: $50,000
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2017

    To support a book on the discovery, manufacture, and use of plutonium in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Stephen Olson

    To support a book on the discovery, manufacture, and use of plutonium in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2020

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  • grantee: University College London
    amount: $20,000
    city: London, United Kingdom
    year: 2017

    To expand the content and outreach of Microeconomic Insights, an online source for accessible summaries of high-quality microeconomic research

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Ariel Pakes

    To expand the content and outreach of Microeconomic Insights, an online source for accessible summaries of high-quality microeconomic research

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $18,500
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2017

    To study private sector research and data sharing practices

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Deirdre Mulligan

    To study private sector research and data sharing practices

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  • grantee: Open Source Hardware Association
    amount: $58,920
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2017

    To support the development of a dynamic, web-based platform to facilitate the adoption, licensing, and improvement of open source hardware

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Alicia Gibb

    To support the development of a dynamic, web-based platform to facilitate the adoption, licensing, and improvement of open source hardware

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $10,000
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2017

    To organize a meeting of experts on the development of tools for teaching Quantitative Empirical Reasoning

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Margaret Levenstein

    To organize a meeting of experts on the development of tools for teaching Quantitative Empirical Reasoning

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $50,000
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2017

    To further develop tools for the distributed transcription and classification of data from historic sources

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Peter Brantley

    To further develop tools for the distributed transcription and classification of data from historic sources

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