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: Mount Holyoke College
    amount: $100,000
    city: South Hadley, MA
    year: 2012

    Winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Lynn Pasquerella

    Winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

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  • grantee: Xavier University
    amount: $100,000
    city: Cincinnati, OH
    year: 2012

    Winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Mary Kochlefl

    Winner of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

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  • grantee: Albright College
    amount: $100,000
    city: Reading, PA
    year: 2012

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Andrea Chapdelaine

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

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  • grantee: Carleton College
    amount: $100,000
    city: Northfield, MN
    year: 2012

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Beverly Nagel

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $100,000
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2012

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Maureen Stanton

    In recognition of the institution's 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Best Practices for Faculty Retirement Transitions

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  • grantee: National Opinion Research Center
    amount: $481,975
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2012

    To improve public understanding of aging and work, by increasing quality and quantity of coverage of the economics of the aging workforce

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Trevor Tompson

    This two-year grant supports a project by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to enhance public understanding of the economic issues surrounding the older workforce. NORC will field a high-quality, nationally representative survey of older adults about the strategies they use when claiming Social Security benefits and distribute the results nationwide through a partnership with the Associated Press (AP). Survey reporting will be supplemented with reporting on new economic research about optimal retirement asset draw-down strategies and survey data will be made freely available to researchers in a public-use dataset. Additional funds from this grant will provide one year of salary support to a NORC-AP fellow who will cover the older workforce beat, producing thoughtful, high-quality articles on a variety of issues, including aging and work, retirement, flexible work arrangements for older workers, productivity, and the economic impact of an aging workforce on businesses, pensions, and government programs like Social Security.

    To improve public understanding of aging and work, by increasing quality and quantity of coverage of the economics of the aging workforce

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  • grantee: The New York Academy of Medicine
    amount: $594,898
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To experiment with the design and implement the Sloan Awards for an Age Friendly-Workplace in New York City

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Ruth Finkelstein

    Funds from this grant will support an initiative by the New York Academy of Medicine to design and launch an Age-Friendly Workplaces Award aimed at recognizing New York City employers with innovative hiring, employment, and retirement practices that maximize the potential of older workers. Employers from each of the city's five boroughs will be eligible, and winners will be selected by an independent panel of high profile business leaders. Grant funds will support awards for between five and ten New York City businesses from a diverse array of industries and sectors, a dedicated website that will describe the awards and allow businesses to share information about best workplace practices, a series of case studies that highlight specific strategies for tapping the potential of older workers, and a published Guide for Age-Friendly Employers that will summarize current findings on best older worker policies and practices. Additional funds will support a robust outreach and public relations efforts, and a public ceremony honoring the winners. The awards raise the visibility of older workers as active and productive members of the workforce and to engage the business community issues related to the older workforce through identifying best practices and local champions.

    To experiment with the design and implement the Sloan Awards for an Age Friendly-Workplace in New York City

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  • grantee: Texas A&M University
    amount: $116,201
    city: College Station, TX
    year: 2012

    To support a pilot laboratory experimental study using MBA, MPA, and business students to assess the magnitude of age discrimination in the labor market at the resume stage of hiring

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Joanna Lahey

    To support a pilot laboratory experimental study using MBA, MPA, and business students to assess the magnitude of age discrimination in the labor market at the resume stage of hiring

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  • grantee: Washington University in St. Louis
    amount: $124,999
    city: St. Louis, MO
    year: 2012

    To develop and analyze theoretical models of the labor supply of married older workers

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Robert Pollak

    To develop and analyze theoretical models of the labor supply of married older workers

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $584,817
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2012

    To advance measurement of income, spending, assets and debt by creating and analyzing a new database of high-quality, daily data on actual transactions and account balances of individuals

    • Program Working Longer
    • Investigator Matthew Shapiro

    The grants funds a project by a team led by University of Michigan economist Matthew Shapiro, who will analyze an exciting new dataset to glean insights about the economic behavior of older Americans. Shapiro and his team will analyze member data provided by Pageonce, a firm that has developed a mobile phone app that lets users pay bills online as well as integrate disparate bank accounts, credit card balances, and investment accounts all in one place. Analyzing the Pageonce data, the team will focus on what it can tell us about how older workers spend and save, how they handle debt, and how saving and consumption decisions change after retirement.

    To advance measurement of income, spending, assets and debt by creating and analyzing a new database of high-quality, daily data on actual transactions and account balances of individuals

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