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: 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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  • grantee: Christie Wilcox
    amount: $25,000
    city:  
    year: 2013

    Support for the research and writing of a comprehensive science blogging guide for writers of all experience levels

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Bora Zickovic

    Support for the research and writing of a comprehensive science blogging guide for writers of all experience levels

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  • grantee: Robert Kanigel
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2013

    To research and write a biography of Jane Jacobs

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Robert Kanigel

    To research and write a biography of Jane Jacobs

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  • grantee: Catherine Price LLC
    amount: $50,675
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2013

    For support for travel and research on a book about the science and history of vitamins

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

    For support for travel and research on a book about the science and history of vitamins

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  • grantee: Richard Rhodes
    amount: $125,000
    city: Half Moon Bay, CA
    year: 2012

    To research and write a book about the development of medical and military technologies during the Spanish Civil War and the interconnections between art and technology

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

    To research and write a book about the development of medical and military technologies during the Spanish Civil War and the interconnections between art and technology

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  • grantee: Henry Petroski
    amount: $50,000
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2012

    To research and write an illustrated book with photographs about the design and construction of a house, including discussion of its environmental, social, and cultural context

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Henry Petroski

    To research and write an illustrated book with photographs about the design and construction of a house, including discussion of its environmental, social, and cultural context

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  • grantee: Amir D. Aczel
    amount: $15,408
    city: Brookline, MA
    year: 2012

    To support the research of a book about scholar Georges Coedes' discovery of the origin of the concept of zero in Cambodia and its effect on our modern number system

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Amir Aczel

    To support the research of a book about scholar Georges Coedes' discovery of the origin of the concept of zero in Cambodia and its effect on our modern number system

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