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: University of Pennsylvania
    amount: $48,784
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2018

    To support continued development of Manubot, a git-native authoring tool for scientific manuscripts

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Daniel Himmelstein

    To support continued development of Manubot, a git-native authoring tool for scientific manuscripts

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  • grantee: Boston University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2018

    To organize an interdisciplinary conference that will launch the Ecological Forecasting Initiative

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Michael Dietze

    To organize an interdisciplinary conference that will launch the Ecological Forecasting Initiative

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  • grantee: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    amount: $125,000
    city: Blacksburg, VA
    year: 2018

    To conduct technical research on improving the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the 2030 Decennial Census and the American Community Survey

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Sallie Keller

    To conduct technical research on improving the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of the 2030 Decennial Census and the American Community Survey

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $125,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2018

    To compare, both theoretically and empirically, standard versus ideal ways of determining which kinds of statistical findings merit publication

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Maximilian Kasy

    To compare, both theoretically and empirically, standard versus ideal ways of determining which kinds of statistical findings merit publication

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  • grantee: University of Louisville Research Foundation
    amount: $30,700
    city: Louisville, KY
    year: 2018

    To support a book about Charles Willson Peale, creator of a natural history/art museum in Revolutionary-era America, and how the museum influenced the public’s perception of science and art

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Lee Dugatkin

    To support a book about Charles Willson Peale, creator of a natural history/art museum in Revolutionary-era America, and how the museum influenced the public’s perception of science and art

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  • grantee: Whitney Museum of American Art
    amount: $100,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Christiane Paul

    To support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today

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  • grantee: Food & Environment Reporting Network
    amount: $63,587
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support immersive science storytelling on the Gastropod podcast and a diversity evaluation and implementation plan

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Radio
    • Investigator Tom Laskawy

    To support immersive science storytelling on the Gastropod podcast and a diversity evaluation and implementation plan

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  • grantee: Hunter College Foundation
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To expand upon a just-completed, Sloan-funded project to produce enterprise journalism about the trends, structures, and programs shaping the work lives of older Americans

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Peter Gosselin

    To expand upon a just-completed, Sloan-funded project to produce enterprise journalism about the trends, structures, and programs shaping the work lives of older Americans

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  • grantee: The Internet Archive
    amount: $20,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2018

    To partially support participation in the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Wendy Hanamura

    To partially support participation in the 2018 Decentralized Web Summit

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $125,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2018

    To provide final support in completing the first phase of a project examining the component costs of battery chemistries and train the next generation of scholars in energy systems analysis

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Jessika Trancik

    To provide final support in completing the first phase of a project examining the component costs of battery chemistries and train the next generation of scholars in energy systems analysis

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