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: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    amount: $50,000
    city: Champaign, IL
    year: 2011

    To publish volumes three and four of Ramanujan's Lost Notebook and to make substantial progress on the fifth and final volume

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Buce Berndt

    To publish volumes three and four of Ramanujan's Lost Notebook and to make substantial progress on the fifth and final volume

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  • grantee: Stuart Firestein
    amount: $40,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2011

    For research and writing of a book on the value of ignorance in science

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

    For research and writing of a book on the value of ignorance in science

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  • grantee: Ed Regis
    amount: $40,800
    city: Sabillasville, MD
    year: 2011

    For research and writing of a book on genomic engineering with George Church

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Ed Regis

    For research and writing of a book on genomic engineering with George Church

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  • grantee: American Council of Learned Societies
    amount: $750,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2010

    To ensure the editorial integrity and timely completion of the definitive print edition of "The Correspondence of Charles Darwin" and the publication of all 15,000 letters on the Web

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Steven Wheatley

    This grant funds efforts by the American Council of Learned Societies to ensure the timely completion of the definitive edition of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, one of the major international scholarly initiatives of the past half-century. Foundation funds will leverage a unique opportunity for a multimillion dollar package of grants that will ensure the editorial integrity of the project and guarantee its completion at least three years ahead of schedule. The Foundation has supported this project since 1983 and thus far, the award-winning The Correspondence of Charles Darwin has produced 20 volumes in its projected 30-volume collection. The 35-year project has won accolades from the scholarly community, including the Queens Anniversary Prize. Not only have the 15,000 letters Darwin exchanged with 2,000 correspondents been located and collected, they have been transcribed and edited with meticulous care, including superb contextual notes and longer essays. They have also been made freely available on the Web. The letters not only offer insight into Darwin's mind-he used them to communicate with scientific colleagues, to discuss ideas, and to gather data-but they also offer an accessible route into his published writings.

    To ensure the editorial integrity and timely completion of the definitive print edition of "The Correspondence of Charles Darwin" and the publication of all 15,000 letters on the Web

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  • grantee: Harvey Wang
    amount: $45,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2009

    To research and write a book about the impact of the digital revolution on the art of photography

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Harvey Wang

    To research and write a book about the impact of the digital revolution on the art of photography

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $45,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2009

    Support for the writing of a scientific memoir by Benoit Mandelbrot

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

    Support for the writing of a scientific memoir by Benoit Mandelbrot

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  • grantee: Istvan Hargittai
    amount: $13,320
    city: , Hungary
    year: 2008

    Research for a book on Edward Teller

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Istvan Hargittai

    Research for a book on Edward Teller

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  • grantee: Appropriation
    amount: $450,000
    city:  
    year: 2008

    To provide small grants for promising new books on science and technology

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books

    To provide small grants for promising new books on science and technology

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $45,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2008

    Support for a book on the influence of scientific medicine on leading thinkers and artists

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Eric Kandel

    Support for a book on the influence of scientific medicine on leading thinkers and artists

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