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: Whitney Museum of American Art
    amount: $100,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Christiane Paul

    To support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $557,359
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2018

    To support the growth of twelve new science festival initiatives in communities across the country with small resource bases with a special new emphasis on diversity

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator John Durant

    This grant provides funds to the Science Festival Alliance (SFA)—a network and incubator of science festivals across the country—to promote the development and expansion of 12 science festivals across the United States in communities with small resource bases and with a focus on promoting diversity. SFA will select and recruit four leading festivals; they will spend the first year experimenting with different approaches to improving diversity. Each lead festival would create a customized plan for engaging diverse audiences with measurable indicators for progress that would be evaluated after 12 months. This new knowledge would then be applied in selecting the 12 new partners—each lead festival is responsible for recruiting and mentoring three new festival partners in communities with small resource bases. The 12 selected festivals would be given modest $2,000 professional development grants and then be eligible for $10,000 challenge grants as they develop their own plans. Grant funds support these activities and associated administrative and operational costs.

    To support the growth of twelve new science festival initiatives in communities across the country with small resource bases with a special new emphasis on diversity

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  • grantee: New York Academy of Sciences
    amount: $40,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support a multidisciplinary symposium and panel on science denialism

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Melanie Brickman Borchard

    To support a multidisciplinary symposium and panel on science denialism

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  • grantee: Fractured Atlas
    amount: $30,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To support Kaimera Productions in an immersive installation performance that blends theater, music, dance, and multimedia, and invites audiences to question the ethics of data privacy

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Lauren Lattimore

    To support Kaimera Productions in an immersive installation performance that blends theater, music, dance, and multimedia, and invites audiences to question the ethics of data privacy

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  • grantee: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    amount: $500,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2018

    To support the 2019 and 2021 National Math Festivals, events that increase the appreciation for mathematics and mathematical research through the arts, engaging lectures, and interactive activities

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator David Eisenbud

    This grant provides operational and administrative support for the National Math Festival, a biannual celebration of mathematics and mathematics research held in Washington, D.C. The festival, which drew crowds in excess of 20,000 people in both 2015 and 2017, features publicly accessible lectures on mathematics, interactive exhibits about mathematical concepts, and demonstrations for adults and children of the beauty of mathematical patterns and their prevalence in virtually every facet of life. Grant funds will support production of the National Math Festival in 2019 and 2021, the fielding and analysis of attendee surveys to improve the festival’s offerings, production of a documentary about the festival, and expanded outreach through the web and social media.

    To support the 2019 and 2021 National Math Festivals, events that increase the appreciation for mathematics and mathematical research through the arts, engaging lectures, and interactive activities

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2018

    Support for the preliminary stages of a MIT Press book and film project on women in STEM fields and the seminal 1999 report “A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT.”

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Amy Brand

    Support for the preliminary stages of a MIT Press book and film project on women in STEM fields and the seminal 1999 report “A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT.”

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  • grantee: Washington Monthly Corporation
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To support the re-launch of Invention & Technology Magazine with a special issue on the achievements of women and minorities in STEM and to redesign the website

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Diane Straus

    To support the re-launch of Invention & Technology Magazine with a special issue on the achievements of women and minorities in STEM and to redesign the website

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  • grantee: Women Make Movies, Inc.
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To showcase 10 high-profile new media science projects from the U.S. at the 2017 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Barbara Ghammashi

    To showcase 10 high-profile new media science projects from the U.S. at the 2017 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers

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  • grantee: Academy Foundation
    amount: $20,000
    city: Beverly Hills, CA
    year: 2017

    To support the Academy of Motions Pictures Art and Sciences and its Sci-Tech Council in a screening and panel discussion of Hidden Figures, presented in collaboration with NASA

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Andrew Maltz

    To support the Academy of Motions Pictures Art and Sciences and its Sci-Tech Council in a screening and panel discussion of Hidden Figures, presented in collaboration with NASA

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Barbara Pope

    To support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017

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