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: Benjamin Ehrlich
    amount: $50,000
    city: Fort Lee, NJ
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of The Brain That Discovered Itself, about the father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Benjamin Ehrlich

    To support the research and writing of The Brain That Discovered Itself, about the father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2020

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  • grantee: Jeffrey Hecht
    amount: $33,000
    city: Auburndale, MA
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of laser weapons, including recent innovations

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jeff Hecht

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of laser weapons, including recent innovations

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $57,500
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2018

    To support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019

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

    To support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019

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  • grantee: John M. Johnson Jr.
    amount: $38,517
    city: Ojai, CA
    year: 2017

    To support a book about the astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky and the search for dark matter

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator John Johnson

    To support a book about the astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky and the search for dark matter

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  • grantee: Montana State University
    amount: $48,417
    city: Bozeman, MT
    year: 2017

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Catherine Zabinski

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

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  • grantee: Susan Hand Shetterly
    amount: $22,500
    city: Surry, ME
    year: 2017

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Susan Shetterly

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

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  • grantee: Maura R. O'Connor
    amount: $32,100
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2017

    To support Wayfinding: The Mystery and Science of Human Navigation in the Age of GPS, a nonfiction trade book on human navigation to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Maura O'Connor

    To support Wayfinding: The Mystery and Science of Human Navigation in the Age of GPS, a nonfiction trade book on human navigation to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018

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  • grantee: Stephen E. Olson
    amount: $50,000
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2017

    To support a book on the discovery, manufacture, and use of plutonium in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Stephen Olson

    To support a book on the discovery, manufacture, and use of plutonium in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2020

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  • grantee: Yale University Press
    amount: $30,250
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2017

    To support Urban Chromatic, a book that uses satellite imagery to increase public understanding of remote sensing and contemporary global urbanization

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

    To support Urban Chromatic, a book that uses satellite imagery to increase public understanding of remote sensing and contemporary global urbanization

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $46,500
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2017

    Support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jason Farman

    Support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019

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