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: 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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  • grantee: Jonathan Waldman
    amount: $50,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2012

    To support the research and writing of a book about rust and the engineering efforts required to combat it

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jonathan Waldman

    To support the research and writing of a book about rust and the engineering efforts required to combat it

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  • grantee: Tom Shachtman
    amount: $30,000
    city: Salisbury, CT
    year: 2012

    For research support for a book "The Science of the Founding Fathers" on the role of science and technology in early America

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Tom Shachtman

    For research support for a book "The Science of the Founding Fathers" on the role of science and technology in early America

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  • grantee: Michael Lemonick
    amount: $50,000
    city: Princeton, NJ
    year: 2011

    To support the writing of the book "Mirror Earth," a popular account of the search for Earthlike planets beyond the Sun and the technology enabling the search

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

    To support the writing of the book "Mirror Earth," a popular account of the search for Earthlike planets beyond the Sun and the technology enabling the search

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  • grantee: Princeton University Press
    amount: $40,000
    city: Princeton, NJ
    year: 2011

    To publish a new atlas of galaxies based on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's collection of full-color, multi-wavelength, digital images of galaxies

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

    To publish a new atlas of galaxies based on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's collection of full-color, multi-wavelength, digital images of galaxies

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  • 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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