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: Duke University
    amount: $249,951
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2014

    To continue public finance research to understand comprehensively the key fiscal issues faced by local governments experiencing new or increased shale oil and shale gas development

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Richard Newell

    This grant to Richard Newell at the Duke University Energy Initiative supports the second phase of research focused on documenting and understanding local economic responses to managing shale gas and oil revenues.  Newell’s previous research analyzed the extent to which increased tax receipts are able to cover growing expenditures for municipal services in several municipalities and counties across eight states. This grant will allow Newell to expand his efforts in the states already surveyed and to expand his research to eight additional states, covering every major shale energy producing region in the country. Newell and his team will conduct over 75 on-the-ground structured interviews with local municipal managers, industry stakeholders, and other experts in these states.  They will also collect financial data from local governments and produce a robust economic analysis comparing tax collection and revenue distribution practices.  The expansion of state coverage will also allow the research team to write a set of synthesis reports that compare experiences across the United States.  Finally, Newell and his team also propose to disseminate their research findings broadly in academic and policy settings.

    To continue public finance research to understand comprehensively the key fiscal issues faced by local governments experiencing new or increased shale oil and shale gas development

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  • grantee: Stanford University
    amount: $45,000
    city: Stanford, CA
    year: 2014

    To support the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in the organization of a conference titled "The Financialization of Energy and Environmental Markets"

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Frank Wolak

    To support the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development in the organization of a conference titled "The Financialization of Energy and Environmental Markets"

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $60,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2014

    To provide final support for the International Nuclear Leadership Education Program (INLEP) to train private and public sector executives from emerging nuclear countries and to become financially self-sustaining over the next year

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Richard Lester

    To provide final support for the International Nuclear Leadership Education Program (INLEP) to train private and public sector executives from emerging nuclear countries and to become financially self-sustaining over the next year

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  • grantee: Stanford University
    amount: $10,500
    city: Stanford, CA
    year: 2014

    To support the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center to provide stipends to junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows to attend the 2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator James Sweeney

    To support the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center to provide stipends to junior faculty and post-doctoral fellows to attend the 2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2014

    To continue support for the Center on Global Energy Policy’s external speaker series to inform public debate about critical energy issues

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Jason Bordoff

    To continue support for the Center on Global Energy Policy’s external speaker series to inform public debate about critical energy issues

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  • grantee: University of Minnesota Foundation
    amount: $55,000
    city: Minneapolis, MN
    year: 2014

    To organize a conference by the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute to develop the next generation of economic models of climate change

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Varadarajan Chari

    To organize a conference by the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute to develop the next generation of economic models of climate change

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $12,500
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2014

    To organize a roundtable workshop by the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law at NYU School of Law to fill a knowledge gap in the United States as to the design, implementation and performance of the United Kingdom’s innovative approach to electricity regulation

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Richard Stewart

    To organize a roundtable workshop by the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law at NYU School of Law to fill a knowledge gap in the United States as to the design, implementation and performance of the United Kingdom’s innovative approach to electricity regulation

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $60,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2014

    To improve processes for the assessment of social science research related to climate change and communicate the results of assessments effectively to policymakers

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Robert Stavins

    To improve processes for the assessment of social science research related to climate change and communicate the results of assessments effectively to policymakers

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $29,800
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2014

    To bring together world-renowned energy economists to discuss and explore new research ideas on energy markets

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Lucas Davis

    To bring together world-renowned energy economists to discuss and explore new research ideas on energy markets

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  • grantee: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    amount: $149,997
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To tie off ongoing efforts to develop an objective assessment methodology for distinguishing between legitimate peaceful nuclear activity and illegitimate nuclear weapons activities

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator George Perkovich

    The foundational treaty of the global nuclear order, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), does not define what constitutes a nuclear weapon and therefore what activities, technologies, and materials should be regarded as evidence that a state is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons. This lack of definition exacerbates the nonproliferation challenge of distinguishing between legitimate nuclear activities (be they peaceful or military applications such as naval propulsion) and illegitimate ones (namely, those oriented toward nuclear weapons). This challenge, in turn, exacerbates the difficulty of promoting the peaceful spread of nuclear energy while preventing weapons proliferation. This grant provides continued support to an initiative by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to build an international, science-based, de-politicized consensus around how to distinguish legitimate from illegitimate nuclear activity as defined by the NPT. Funds will support preparation for an international meeting of stakeholders in Beijing in 2014, finalization of technical documentation, the identification of use-cases and potential applications of the new identification regime, and outreach and communication efforts aimed at garnering broad international support.

    To tie off ongoing efforts to develop an objective assessment methodology for distinguishing between legitimate peaceful nuclear activity and illegitimate nuclear weapons activities

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