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: Kevin Davis
    amount: $10,250
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2014

    For the research and writing of a book on the intersection of criminal law and neuroscience for a general audience

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Kevin Davis

    For the research and writing of a book on the intersection of criminal law and neuroscience for a general audience

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  • grantee: Margot Lee Shetterly
    amount: $50,000
    city: Hampton, VA
    year: 2014

    To support the research and writing of a book on the female African American mathematicians who worked at NASA over six decades

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

    To support the research and writing of a book on the female African American mathematicians who worked at NASA over six decades

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  • grantee: Julie Wosk
    amount: $4,525
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2014

    To support enhanced illustrations in a print and electronic book about how our changing representation of artificial women reflect both changing technologies and our changing attitudes toward women

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Julie Wosk

    To support enhanced illustrations in a print and electronic book about how our changing representation of artificial women reflect both changing technologies and our changing attitudes toward women

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  • grantee: Richard Rhodes
    amount: $125,000
    city: Half Moon Bay, CA
    year: 2014

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of energy transitions for a general audience to be published by Simon & Schuster

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

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of energy transitions for a general audience to be published by Simon & Schuster

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  • grantee: Katherine Eban Finkelstein
    amount: $50,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a book on the dangers of America’s use and manufacturing of generic drugs

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

    Support for the research and writing of a book on the dangers of America’s use and manufacturing of generic drugs

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  • grantee: David Mindell
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a book about automation and robotics

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

    Support for the research and writing of a book about automation and robotics

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  • grantee: Brooke Borel
    amount: $40,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a book on the history of the bed bug and its impact on scientific research, pest control and the general public

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Brooke Borel

    Support for the research and writing of a book on the history of the bed bug and its impact on scientific research, pest control and the general public

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $25,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2013

    As support for the research and writing of a book and an associated website on the formation and development of the human embryo with 70 visual metaphors to illustrate basic concepts

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Ben-Zion Shilo

    As support for the research and writing of a book and an associated website on the formation and development of the human embryo with 70 visual metaphors to illustrate basic concepts

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  • grantee: Gino Segre
    amount: $16,100
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a biography of physicist Enrico Fermi

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Gino Segre

    Support for the research and writing of a biography of physicist Enrico Fermi

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  • grantee: Stuart Firestein
    amount: $40,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a book on failure and its role in science for the general public

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Stuart Firestein

    Support for the research and writing of a book on failure and its role in science for the general public

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