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: Arizona State University
    amount: $20,000
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2018

    To support student participation at the Energy and Society in Transition conference

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Clark Miller

    To support student participation at the Energy and Society in Transition conference

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  • grantee: Council on Foreign Relations
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To organize a workshop examining the economic, technical, regulatory and security impacts of climate risks on energy systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Amy Jaffe

    To organize a workshop examining the economic, technical, regulatory and security impacts of climate risks on energy systems

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  • grantee: Michigan Technological University
    amount: $49,963
    city: Houghton, MI
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that scopes the feasibility of using decommissioned mines as underground pumped-storage hydropower

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Roman Sidortsov

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that scopes the feasibility of using decommissioned mines as underground pumped-storage hydropower

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $249,284
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of storage additions on transmission system frequency regulation

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Catherine Hausman

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of storage additions on transmission system frequency regulation

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  • grantee: The Pennsylvania State University
    amount: $250,000
    city: University Park, PA
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of variable wind generation on transmission systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Chiara Lo Prete

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of variable wind generation on transmission systems

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  • grantee: Washington State University
    amount: $249,785
    city: Pullman, WA
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of demand response programs on distribution systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Anamika Dubey

    To support a multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of demand response programs on distribution systems

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2018

    To support the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology applying life cycle assessment analysis techniques to emerging energy technologies

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Reid Lifset

    To support the publication of a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology applying life cycle assessment analysis techniques to emerging energy technologies

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $678,684
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2018

    To create the E2e Evidence-Based Policy Fellowship program that will bring energy efficiency program evaluation research capacity to state agencies

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Catherine Wolfram

    The E2e network is a consortium of scholars evaluating the impact of energy efficiency programs using randomized controlled trials and high-quality quasi-experimental research. Under the leadership of Catherine Wolfram (University of California, Berkeley), Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago), and Christopher Knittel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), the network has grown since its 2012 launch to include nearly 30 affiliated faculty and has produced close to 40 papers on the cost-benefit impacts of energy efficiency programs. Practitioners in state governments have started to take notice and there is a growing desire to infuse government evaluations of energy efficiency programs with the rigor that E2e researchers bring to their academic studies. This grant provides funds to place at least two “E2e Evidence-Based Policy Fellows” within select state energy agencies to serve as a resource to agency staff, to improve plans for evaluating energy efficiency programs, and to advise agency policymakers on the initial design and implementation of such programs. Fellows will be supervised on a daily level by an agency supervisor and will hold regular check-ins with the E2e faculty leads.

    To create the E2e Evidence-Based Policy Fellowship program that will bring energy efficiency program evaluation research capacity to state agencies

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  • grantee: Colorado School of Mines
    amount: $277,334
    city: Golden, CO
    year: 2018

    To continue a summer school training program that provides early career economists and social scientists with an understanding of technological dimensions of electricity distribution systems

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Ian Lange

    This grant provides support for a series of intensive, week-long summer training programs for early-career economists and social scientists to introduce these scholars to the technological and engineering dimensions of electricity distribution systems. This Colorado Technology Primer for Economists and Social Scientists has been well received and well attended by doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, and assistant professors across several fields, including economics, public policy, and environmental sustainability. Topics covered include an introduction to power system planning and operation, distribution system principles, grid interface with bulk power supply, determinants of electricity demand, and opportunities and challenges presented by multidisciplinary research. Grant funds provide two years of operational support for the effort.

    To continue a summer school training program that provides early career economists and social scientists with an understanding of technological dimensions of electricity distribution systems

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $400,591
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To continue the Energy Journalism Initiative and educate journalists on recent research topics and key findings related to energy economics, policy, security, and technology

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Jason Bordoff

    The Energy Journalism Initiative at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy brings together nearly 20 journalists annually for a week-long seminar that introduces reporters to the latest research findings related to a wide range of energy issues. Topics covered at the seminar address issues such as energy economics, new technology development, energy policy, and energy security.  Funds from this grant provide support for the operation of the Energy Journalism Initiative for two years, along with funds for expanded outreach and ongoing engagement with the energy journalism community.

    To continue the Energy Journalism Initiative and educate journalists on recent research topics and key findings related to energy economics, policy, security, and technology

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