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: Columbia University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support the development of a brain-computer interface that generates music without physical movement and a live public performance and seminar demonstrating the technology

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Pamela Smith

    To support the development of a brain-computer interface that generates music without physical movement and a live public performance and seminar demonstrating the technology

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  • grantee: The Futuro Media Group
    amount: $235,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support four short animated documentary films and related outreach about little-known women in STEM fields as part of a multimedia series about great women distributed digitally and broadcast on PBS American Masters

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Charlotte Mangin

    To support four short animated documentary films and related outreach about little-known women in STEM fields as part of a multimedia series about great women distributed digitally and broadcast on PBS American Masters

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  • grantee: Adler Planetarium
    amount: $74,791
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2019

    To engage faith-based and interfaith communities with scientific research through citizen science projects on Zooniverse

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Grace Wolf-Chase

    To engage faith-based and interfaith communities with scientific research through citizen science projects on Zooniverse

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  • grantee: California Institute of Technology
    amount: $30,000
    city: Pasadena, CA
    year: 2019

    To support an international conference on the history of science at the California Institute of Technology in April 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Diana Kormos Buchwald

    To support an international conference on the history of science at the California Institute of Technology in April 2019

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  • grantee: The Aspen Institute
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support the launch of the Aspen Institute’s Science & Society program

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Elliot Gerson

    To support the launch of the Aspen Institute’s Science & Society program

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  • grantee: Carnegie Mellon University
    amount: $125,000
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2019

    To support the orchestral debut of and related materials for “Casop: A Requiem for Rice,” a contemporary classical musical piece about the enslavement of black people in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry and the underappreciated exploitation of their technologies for growing rice

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Edda Fields-Black

    To support the orchestral debut of and related materials for “Casop: A Requiem for Rice,” a contemporary classical musical piece about the enslavement of black people in the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry and the underappreciated exploitation of their technologies for growing rice

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  • grantee: Bricolage Production Company
    amount: $50,000
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2019

    To support “Quantified Self,” an immersive theater piece that incorporates the audience’s personal data to increase understanding of the ethics of computer science and data collection

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Michael Skirpan

    To support “Quantified Self,” an immersive theater piece that incorporates the audience’s personal data to increase understanding of the ethics of computer science and data collection

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  • grantee: Brown University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Providence, RI
    year: 2019

    To support a semester-long program on “Illustrating Mathematics,” bringing together artists and mathematicians with an interest in illustrating mathematics with computational tools

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Brendan Hassett

    To support a semester-long program on “Illustrating Mathematics,” bringing together artists and mathematicians with an interest in illustrating mathematics with computational tools

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  • grantee: Pioneer Works
    amount: $124,410
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To establish a Media Lab at Pioneer Works by supporting the development of a strategic plan and the production of pilot science channel, podcast, video, and VR science programs

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Janna Levin

    To establish a Media Lab at Pioneer Works by supporting the development of a strategic plan and the production of pilot science channel, podcast, video, and VR science programs

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $75,976
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To support the development of a Nobel Prize-level science communication prize and activities at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Misinformation, to be held April 3 and 4, 2019

    • Program Public Understanding
    • Sub-program New Media
    • Investigator Mary O'Connell

    To support the development of a Nobel Prize-level science communication prize and activities at the Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium on Misinformation, to be held April 3 and 4, 2019

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