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: Adam Becker
    amount: $57,500
    city: Oakland, CA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “Denial Valley,” to be published by Basic Books in 2023

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Adam Becker

    To support the research and writing of “Denial Valley,” to be published by Basic Books in 2023

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  • grantee: Richard Rhodes
    amount: $117,500
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “Collide,” to be published by Doubleday in 2024

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

    To support the research and writing of “Collide,” to be published by Doubleday in 2024

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  • grantee: Michael Erard
    amount: $7,679
    city: Maastricht, Netherlands
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “A Linguistic History of our First and Last Words,” to be published by The MIT Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Michael Erard

    To support the research and writing of “A Linguistic History of our First and Last Words,” to be published by The MIT Press

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  • grantee: Marina Gerner
    amount: $49,906
    city: London, United Kingdom
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “The Vagina Business,” to be published by Icon Books (UK) and Sourcebooks (US)

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Marina Gerner

    To support the research and writing of “The Vagina Business,” to be published by Icon Books (UK) and Sourcebooks (US)

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  • grantee: Nicola Twilley
    amount: $50,000
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “The Birth of Cool,” to be published by Penguin Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Nicola Twilley

    To support the research and writing of “The Birth of Cool,” to be published by Penguin Press

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  • grantee: Lynne Peeples
    amount: $46,970
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “It’s Time: Our Broken Clocks, Our Threatened Health, and the Scientific Revolution that Could Reset Us All,” published by Riverhead Books and Bloomsbury in 2023

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Lynne Peeples

    To support the research and writing of “It’s Time: Our Broken Clocks, Our Threatened Health, and the Scientific Revolution that Could Reset Us All,” published by Riverhead Books and Bloomsbury in 2023

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  • grantee: Coastal Carolina University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Conway, SC
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “Breadfruit: the Gift of the Islands,” published by Harvard University Press in 2024

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Russell Fielding

    To support the research and writing of “Breadfruit: the Gift of the Islands,” published by Harvard University Press in 2024

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  • grantee: Anil Ananthaswamy
    amount: $55,000
    city: San Ramon, CA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “Why Machines Learn,” published by Dutton in 2023

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Anil Ananthaswamy

    To support the research and writing of “Why Machines Learn,” published by Dutton in 2023

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  • grantee: Mark Wolverton
    amount: $46,700
    city: Narbeth, PA
    year: 2022

    To support the research and writing of “Splinters of Infinity: Cosmic Rays and the Clash of Two Nobel-Winning Scientists Over the Origins of the Universe,” to be published by MIT Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Mark Wolverton

    To support the research and writing of “Splinters of Infinity: Cosmic Rays and the Clash of Two Nobel-Winning Scientists Over the Origins of the Universe,” to be published by MIT Press

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  • grantee: Alexandra H. Morris
    amount: $54,990
    city: Portland, ME
    year: 2021

    To support the research and writing of a book about gray and harbor seals in New England and the impact of their resurgence

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Alexandra Morris

    To support the research and writing of a book about gray and harbor seals in New England and the impact of their resurgence

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