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: International Energy Program Evaluation Conference
    amount: $20,000
    city: Chatham, MA
    year: 2015

    To continue in accelerating and advancing the profession of energy evaluation by enabling graduate students to attend the 2016 IEPPEC Conference at no charge

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Charles Michaelis

    To continue in accelerating and advancing the profession of energy evaluation by enabling graduate students to attend the 2016 IEPPEC Conference at no charge

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  • grantee: Santa Fe Institute
    amount: $15,000
    city: Santa Fe, NM
    year: 2015

    To organize a workshop addressing the technological, social, and industrial dynamics for innovation and transition in electric power production and delivery

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Cristopher Moore

    To organize a workshop addressing the technological, social, and industrial dynamics for innovation and transition in electric power production and delivery

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  • grantee: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
    amount: $75,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To provide consistent, open-source baseline data on the different environmental characteristics of oils in production and enhance information dissemination through improved visualizations

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Deborah Gordon

    To provide consistent, open-source baseline data on the different environmental characteristics of oils in production and enhance information dissemination through improved visualizations

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $72,846
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2015

    To undertake qualitative and survey research that explore the factors related to transportation and travel preferences among younger millennial generations

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Thomas Lyon

    To undertake qualitative and survey research that explore the factors related to transportation and travel preferences among younger millennial generations

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  • grantee: Stanford University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Stanford, CA
    year: 2015

    To organize a one-day conference at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development exploring the economic, technological, and regulatory barriers to deploying a suite of emerging low carbon energy technologies and resources at scale

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Frank Wolak

    To organize a one-day conference at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development exploring the economic, technological, and regulatory barriers to deploying a suite of emerging low carbon energy technologies and resources at scale

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  • grantee: University of South Florida
    amount: $75,000
    city: Tampa, FL
    year: 2015

    To organize a workshop and develop a research agenda that contributes to a better understanding factors and data related to vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Steven Polzin

    To organize a workshop and develop a research agenda that contributes to a better understanding factors and data related to vehicle miles traveled (VMT)

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $45,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2015

    To organize a workshop that brings together the leadership and management of university energy economics, technology, and policy research initiatives to plan strategically, discuss best practices, and explore possibilities for improved coordination

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Christopher Knittel

    To organize a workshop that brings together the leadership and management of university energy economics, technology, and policy research initiatives to plan strategically, discuss best practices, and explore possibilities for improved coordination

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $124,989
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2015

    To train highly qualified Ph.D. graduate students from across North America in energy and environmental economics topics and techniques through an advanced summer training program

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Maximilian Auffhammer

    To train highly qualified Ph.D. graduate students from across North America in energy and environmental economics topics and techniques through an advanced summer training program

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  • grantee: Environmental Defense Fund Inc.
    amount: $600,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To undertake a scientific research collaboration studying the environmental impacts of shale oil and gas development, focusing on methane losses from natural gas end users

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Initiative Shale Gas
    • Investigator Steven Hamburg

    New drilling technologies and the discovery of significant new natural gas reserves in the U.S. are changing the landscape of energy production. As methane becomes plentiful and cheaper, it is likely to account for an increased share of energy production both in the U.S. and worldwide. Understanding the environmental implications of this shift is an important step for evaluating current and future regulatory regimes and potential policy responses to the “shale revolution.” This grant supports a series of independent research projects coordinated by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) that jointly aim to increase our understanding of the source and quantity of gas leaks by residential, commercial, and industrial end users of methane.  Led by Chief Scientist Steven Hamburg, EDF will bring environmental researchers from Harvard, Purdue, West Virginia University, and the University of Illinois together with engineers from the sensor industry and experts from the U.S. Geological Survey to launch a series of studies designed to measure how much methane gas escapes during its final stop in the distribution pipeline. Since methane is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, understanding the quantities emitted during end use is a crucial element in evaluating the potential climate impacts of a shift to increased reliance on gas. The work also has the potential to identify especially problematic, high-leak varieties of end use as topics worthy of further scientific attention. Grant funds provide research support, offset administrative costs of the project, and support efforts at synthesis and dissemination.

    To undertake a scientific research collaboration studying the environmental impacts of shale oil and gas development, focusing on methane losses from natural gas end users

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $724,500
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2015

    To support predoctoral research and training fellowships in energy economics

    • Program Energy and Environment
    • Investigator Meredith Fowlie

    This grant funds the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) for the implementation of a predoctoral dissertation research fellowship program in energy economics. Fellowship support will provide young scholars currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in economics the opportunity to deepen their study of issues related to the economics of energy, including energy market design, innovation and productivity in the energy sector, the economics of the fracking boom, electricity transmission and distribution, infrastructure investment, the effects of environmental and other regulation on energy supply and demand, energy efficiency, and the economics of renewable energy.  Fellowships will be for a one-year period with an optional second year of funding contingent on satisfactory progress. Approximately seven fellows are expected to be supported over the grant period. Grant funds will be utilized for student stipends, defraying tuition costs, and permitting travel to professional workshops and conferences.

    To support predoctoral research and training fellowships in energy economics

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