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: Rebecca Schwarzlose
    amount: $39,400
    city: Saint Louis, MO
    year: 2018

    To support the writing and illustrations for a book about brain maps to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Profile Books in Spring 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Rebecca Schwarzlose

    To support the writing and illustrations for a book about brain maps to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Profile Books in Spring 2020

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  • grantee: Fairfield University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Fairfield, CT
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of a book about the thalidomide scandal of the 1960s to be published by Random House in 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jennifer Vanderbes

    To support the research and writing of a book about the thalidomide scandal of the 1960s to be published by Random House in 2020

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  • grantee: Middlebury College
    amount: $45,522
    city: Middlebury, VT
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of an updated version of the 1993 Sloan-supported book Nuclear Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology to be published by MIT Press

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

    To support the research and writing of an updated version of the 1993 Sloan-supported book Nuclear Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology to be published by MIT Press

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  • grantee: Lydia Denworth
    amount: $19,000
    city: Brooklyn, NY
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of Friendship: A Natural History, to be published by W.W. Norton in 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Lydia Denworth

    To support the research and writing of Friendship: A Natural History, to be published by W.W. Norton in 2019

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  • grantee: Benjamin Ehrlich
    amount: $50,000
    city: Fort Lee, NJ
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of The Brain That Discovered Itself, about the father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2020

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Benjamin Ehrlich

    To support the research and writing of The Brain That Discovered Itself, about the father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2020

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  • grantee: Jeffrey Hecht
    amount: $33,000
    city: Auburndale, MA
    year: 2018

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of laser weapons, including recent innovations

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator Jeff Hecht

    To support the research and writing of a book on the history of laser weapons, including recent innovations

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $57,500
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2018

    To support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019

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

    To support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019

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  • grantee: John M. Johnson Jr.
    amount: $38,517
    city: Ojai, CA
    year: 2017

    To support a book about the astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky and the search for dark matter

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program Books
    • Investigator John Johnson

    To support a book about the astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky and the search for dark matter

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  • grantee: Montana State University, Bozeman
    amount: $48,417
    city: Bozeman, MT
    year: 2017

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

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

    To support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press

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  • grantee: Susan Hand Shetterly
    amount: $22,500
    city: Surry, ME
    year: 2017

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

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

    To support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press

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