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: Center for Strategic and International Studies
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To support the Energy Futures Forum in identifying and elaborating on medium-term issues in the energy sector

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Sarah Ladislaw

    To support the Energy Futures Forum in identifying and elaborating on medium-term issues in the energy sector

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $55,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2016

    To convene academic economists and power system engineers from distribution utilities to identify critical research questions and opportunities for collaboration

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Steven Cicala

    To convene academic economists and power system engineers from distribution utilities to identify critical research questions and opportunities for collaboration

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  • grantee: The Aspen Institute
    amount: $500,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support a dialogue process that applies research findings to inform the development of best practices for the governance of shale gas and oil

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator David Monsma

    To support a dialogue process that applies research findings to inform the development of best practices for the governance of shale gas and oil

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $249,550
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To conduct a randomized controlled trial to study how people respond to and value information about their driving habits

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Christopher Knittel

    To conduct a randomized controlled trial to study how people respond to and value information about their driving habits

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  • grantee: Indiana University
    amount: $259,900
    city: Bloomington, IN
    year: 2016

    To conduct public perception surveys and public finance research on the siting of energy infrastructure

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator David Konisky

    To conduct public perception surveys and public finance research on the siting of energy infrastructure

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To conduct an assessment of the opportunities and challenges associated with the future of next generation nuclear energy technologies

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Jacopo Buongiorno

    To conduct an assessment of the opportunities and challenges associated with the future of next generation nuclear energy technologies

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $40,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To disseminate the results of a study assessing approaches to update the estimate of the social cost of carbon

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Jennifer Heimberg

    To disseminate the results of a study assessing approaches to update the estimate of the social cost of carbon

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  • grantee: Resources for the Future, Inc.
    amount: $124,188
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To research and estimate the macroeconomic and wealth transfer effects of unanticipated oil supply disruptions

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Richard Morgenstern

    To research and estimate the macroeconomic and wealth transfer effects of unanticipated oil supply disruptions

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  • grantee: Resources for the Future, Inc.
    amount: $100,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To support dissemination of RFF research to policymakers and the public through the Sharp Policy Engagement Fund

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Molly Macauley

    To support dissemination of RFF research to policymakers and the public through the Sharp Policy Engagement Fund

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $99,922
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2016

    To advance research on the economics of energy efficiency by managing a Request for Proposals solicitation, auditing the implementation of energy efficiency programs, and facilitating connections between researchers

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Catherine Wolfram

    To advance research on the economics of energy efficiency by managing a Request for Proposals solicitation, auditing the implementation of energy efficiency programs, and facilitating connections between researchers

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