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: Carl Erik Fisher
    amount: $50,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2019

    To support Over the Dark Edge, a book on the scientific, cultural, intellectual, and philosophical history of addiction, to be published by Penguin Press in 2020

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

    To support Over the Dark Edge, a book on the scientific, cultural, intellectual, and philosophical history of addiction, to be published by Penguin Press in 2020

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  • grantee: Johns Hopkins University
    amount: $48,830
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of Unique, a book about the science of human individuality, to be published by Basic Books in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator David Linden

    To support the research and writing of Unique, a book about the science of human individuality, to be published by Basic Books in 2020

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  • grantee: Fred Nadis
    amount: $37,500
    city: Santa Barbara, CA
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of Star Settlers, a book about space exploration and colonization, to be published by Pegasus Books in 2021

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Fred Nadis

    To support the research and writing of Star Settlers, a book about space exploration and colonization, to be published by Pegasus Books in 2021

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  • grantee: Center for Strategic and International Studies
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of China’s Road, a book on the technology at the center of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, to be published by Yale University Press in 2020

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

    To support the research and writing of China’s Road, a book on the technology at the center of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, to be published by Yale University Press in 2020

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  • grantee: Richard Rhodes
    amount: $125,000
    city: Half Moon Bay, CA
    year: 2019

    To support the first full biography of entomologist and evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Richard Rhodes

    To support the first full biography of entomologist and evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson

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  • grantee: Island Press-Center for Resource Economics
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To support an illustrated edition of biologist E.O. Wilson’s autobiography, Naturalist, to be published by Island Press in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator David Miller

    To support an illustrated edition of biologist E.O. Wilson’s autobiography, Naturalist, to be published by Island Press in 2020

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  • grantee: Daniel J. Kevles
    amount: $49,500
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of Vital Properties, a book about the history of innovation and intellectual property protection in living organisms, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Daniel Kevles

    To support the research and writing of Vital Properties, a book about the history of innovation and intellectual property protection in living organisms, to be published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2020

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  • grantee: University of Notre Dame
    amount: $33,467
    city: Notre Dame, IN
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of Mary Shelley and the Politics of Making Artificial Life, to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press by 2021

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Eileen Botting

    To support the research and writing of Mary Shelley and the Politics of Making Artificial Life, to be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press by 2021

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  • grantee: Elizabeth Kolbert
    amount: $38,000
    city: Williamstown, MA
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of a book on technologies and strategies to overcome human impact on the environment

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Elizabeth Kolbert

    To support the research and writing of a book on technologies and strategies to overcome human impact on the environment

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  • grantee: North Carolina State University
    amount: $29,909
    city: Raleigh, NC
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of The End of Everything, a book on astrophysics and the various possibilities for the end of the universe, published by Scribner in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Katherine Mack

    To support the research and writing of The End of Everything, a book on astrophysics and the various possibilities for the end of the universe, published by Scribner in 2020

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