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: Quinn Eastman
    amount: $30,000
    city: Decatur, GA
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of ТThe Woman Who CouldnХt Wake Up,У published by Columbia University Press

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Quinn Eastman

    To support the research and writing of ТThe Woman Who CouldnХt Wake Up,У published by Columbia University Press

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    amount: $37,000
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of the book ТHow to Build the Universe Using Only Numbers,У published by W.W. Norton

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Manil Suri

    To support the research and writing of the book ТHow to Build the Universe Using Only Numbers,У published by W.W. Norton

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  • grantee: Northeastern University
    amount: $49,879
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of ТSeven Insights about the Brain,У to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Lisa Feldman Barrett

    To support the research and writing of ТSeven Insights about the Brain,У to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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  • grantee: Charles Seife
    amount: $43,275
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support the research and writing of a non-hagiographic biography of Stephen Hawking, published by Basic Books by 2022

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Charles Seife

    To support the research and writing of a non-hagiographic biography of Stephen Hawking, published by Basic Books by 2022

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  • 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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