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: Cornell University
    amount: $45,065
    city: Ithaca, NY
    year: 2017

    To support research for and writing of Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance (Princeton University Press 2018), a book about digital surveillance of long-haul truckers and digital surveillance in the workplace

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Karen Levy

    To support research for and writing of Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance (Princeton University Press 2018), a book about digital surveillance of long-haul truckers and digital surveillance in the workplace

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  • grantee: Ainissa Ramirez
    amount: $27,500
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2017

    To support research for and writing of The Alchemy of Us: How Matter and Humans Transformed One Another (MIT Press 2018), a book about how human engineering and the invention of 8 key material devices changed our lives

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Ainissa Ramirez

    To support research for and writing of The Alchemy of Us: How Matter and Humans Transformed One Another (MIT Press 2018), a book about how human engineering and the invention of 8 key material devices changed our lives

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $43,000
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jeffrey Bub

    To support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press

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  • grantee: Seth Fletcher
    amount: $25,000
    city: Croton-on-Hudson, NY
    year: 2017

    To support research for and writing of Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (Ecco Press 2018), a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to capture the first direct image of a black hole

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Seth Fletcher

    To support research for and writing of Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (Ecco Press 2018), a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to capture the first direct image of a black hole

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  • grantee: Jon Gertner
    amount: $42,000
    city: Maplewood, NJ
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a book, The Ice at the End of the World, on the scientific and technological history of Greenland with a special focus on climate change

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jon Gertner

    To support the research and writing of a book, The Ice at the End of the World, on the scientific and technological history of Greenland with a special focus on climate change

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  • grantee: Jonathan Waldman
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a general-interest nonfiction book about a small company’s efforts to build the world’s first commercially-viable bricklaying robot, called SAM

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jonathan Waldman

    To support the research and writing of a general-interest nonfiction book about a small company’s efforts to build the world’s first commercially-viable bricklaying robot, called SAM

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  • grantee: Carl Zimmer
    amount: $50,000
    city: Guilford, CT
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a popular book on the nature of heredity, from its early history to the latest scientific findings and their implications for society

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Carl Zimmer

    To support the research and writing of a popular book on the nature of heredity, from its early history to the latest scientific findings and their implications for society

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  • grantee: Jared Farmer
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To support the research and writing of a book on the human relationship with trees and what it says about our larger relationship with nature, Ancient Trees in Modern Times: A Natural History of Long?term Relationships

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jared Farmer

    To support the research and writing of a book on the human relationship with trees and what it says about our larger relationship with nature, Ancient Trees in Modern Times: A Natural History of Long?term Relationships

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  • grantee: North Carolina State University
    amount: $80,000
    city: Raleigh, NC
    year: 2016

    To support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Robert Dunn

    To support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment

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  • grantee: Oren Harman
    amount: $50,000
    city: Tel Aviv, Israel
    year: 2016

    To support the writing of a book, Evolutions, that juxtaposes the most current scientific understanding of cosmology and the evolution with myths

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Oren Harman

    To support the writing of a book, Evolutions, that juxtaposes the most current scientific understanding of cosmology and the evolution with myths

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