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: American Museum of the Moving Image
    amount: $598,238
    city: Astoria, NY
    year: 2022

    To maintain the most comprehensive site for the nationwide Sloan Film program, to develop related outreach, events, and educational materials, and to support one year of the Sloan Student Prizes

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Sonia Epstein

    This grant provides ongoing support for the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), to maintain and improve the Sloan Science & Film website, scienceandfilm.org, for a further three years. The website, led by Sonia Epstein, remains the most up-to-date, comprehensive resource for the Sloan Film Program, and also offers over 200 articles and interviews with science filmmakers, plus an additional 20 articles about film written by scientists. Grant funds will allow MoMI to publish two new articles on the Sloan Science & Film site each week, for a total of 250 over the grant period; commission over 20 original articles by research scientists; produce at least 8 Science on Screen public events annually; curate at least one science-themed gallery exhibition at the museum; update the site with new Sloan-winning media; promote and disseminate a short film teacher’s guide and a feature film companion guide; form partnerships with science and cultural institutions; represent the initiative at festivals and events; host annual networking events, produce a lookbook of Sloan-winning films; produce a development catalog to become a community resource for the Sloan film community; and award the 2022 Sloan Student Prizes.

    To maintain the most comprehensive site for the nationwide Sloan Film program, to develop related outreach, events, and educational materials, and to support one year of the Sloan Student Prizes

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $368,892
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2022

    To support research on statistical inference when access to economic data is subject to privacy protections

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator V. Joseph Hotz

    This grant supports work by V. Joseph Hotz at Duke University, Ruobin Gong at Rutgers University, and Ian Schmutte at the University of Georgia, who are leading an initiative through the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) to support research on privacy-protecting methods of data analysis. Of particular interest are how different implementations of such methods manage the inevitable trade-off between privacy and accuracy. Grant funds will allow the team to commission 18 research papers, including an NBER working paper series and an NBER proceedings volume; organize two in-person conferences and two virtual meetings on topics surrounding the use of privacy-protected data in empirical research; and foster interactions among researchers in economics, statistics, and computer science. Funding will be used primarily to cover expenses associated both with the commissioned papers and with the research conferences.

    To support research on statistical inference when access to economic data is subject to privacy protections

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  • grantee: WGBH Educational Foundation
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2022

    To support the production and associated marketing and promotion of two prime time American Experience documentary films about the role of science and technology in history

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Cameo George

    This grant provides ongoing support to American Experience, a popular and award-winning PBS history documentary series to integrate science and technology themes and profiles of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Grant funds will allow American Experience to research, produce, and broadcast two new one-hour documentary shows telling historical tales about the overlooked contributions of women and people of color in science and technology. The Sun Queen will tell the story of Maria Telkes, a physical chemist who was consumed from an early age by the potential of using the sun as a viable energy source. Zora Neale Hurston, meanwhile, recounts the story of the famous writer and Harlem Renaissance literary figure who led a second, less well-known life as a pioneering anthropologist. The two films will be broadcast during primetime on PBS.

    To support the production and associated marketing and promotion of two prime time American Experience documentary films about the role of science and technology in history

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  • grantee: Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.
    amount: $1,920,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2022

    To commission, develop, produce, and disseminate new science plays in New York and across the country

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Theater
    • Investigator William Carden

    This grant provides ongoing support for Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) to continue its Sloan science and theater program. Grant funds will allow EST to commission 45-50 original, full-length plays dealing with science and technology themes from both emerging and established playwrights; premiere five productions of science or technology themed plays on the EST mainstage; and continue for three years EST’s influential First Light Festival, an annual celebration of science and technology in the theater filled with readings, workshops, and related events. Other funds support EST in a series of partnerships that help prestigious regional theaters around the country both commission new science and technology themed plays, and stage plays originally developed or produced at EST.

    To commission, develop, produce, and disseminate new science plays in New York and across the country

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  • grantee: Phoenix Bioinformatics
    amount: $192,317
    city: Redwood City, CA
    year: 2022

    To improve the backend systems of and support strategic planning for the Phoenix Bioinformatics research infrastructure platform

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Joshua Young

    To improve the backend systems of and support strategic planning for the Phoenix Bioinformatics research infrastructure platform

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  • grantee: Association for Computing Machinery
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2022

    To partially support the 2022 ACM conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency

    • Program Technology
    • Initiative Trust in AI
    • Sub-program Exploratory Grantmaking in Technology
    • Investigator Michael Ekstrand

    To partially support the 2022 ACM conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency

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  • grantee: Film Independent, Inc.
    amount: $94,985
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2022

    To support the addition of the 2021 Sloan film grantees and COVID-19 testing and accommodations for the postponed Sloan Summit

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Film
    • Investigator Josh Welsh

    To support the addition of the 2021 Sloan film grantees and COVID-19 testing and accommodations for the postponed Sloan Summit

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  • grantee: Verse Video Education, Inc.
    amount: $125,656
    city: Brookline, MA
    year: 2022

    To support the production of one science-themed episode of “Poetry in America,” a public television series to enhance appreciation of poetry

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Television
    • Investigator Elisa New

    To support the production of one science-themed episode of “Poetry in America,” a public television series to enhance appreciation of poetry

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  • grantee: STEM Next Opportunity Fund
    amount: $50,000
    city: San Diego, CA
    year: 2022

    To build a Fellow Network of 10 Fellows placed across Federal Agencies and Offices

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Ron Ottinger

    To build a Fellow Network of 10 Fellows placed across Federal Agencies and Offices

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  • grantee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    amount: $49,975
    city: Rochester, NY
    year: 2022

    To convene a community of researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders, to compare and contrast the work of open source software and open science organizations

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Stephen Jacobs

    To convene a community of researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders, to compare and contrast the work of open source software and open science organizations

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