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: New York University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Phyllis Frankl

    To provide partial support for the Cyber Security program for High School Women

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  • grantee: Fund for the City of New York
    amount: $124,893
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To build technical capacity within NYC borough president offices and community boards, and to develop a sustainable model for such activities going forward

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Noel Hidalgo

    To build technical capacity within NYC borough president offices and community boards, and to develop a sustainable model for such activities going forward

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  • grantee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    amount: $4,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To increase the number of doctoral degrees in the Mathematical Sciences awarded to students from underrepresented groups through the launch of the NYC Math Sciences Alliance

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Brooke Feigon

    To increase the number of doctoral degrees in the Mathematical Sciences awarded to students from underrepresented groups through the launch of the NYC Math Sciences Alliance

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  • grantee: New York Academy of Sciences
    amount: $110,140
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide a diverse cadre of 30 advanced doctoral students in STEM fields with leadership skills to give them maximum flexibility in considering career options through a 5 day workshop and 9-month webinar program called Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT)

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Yaihara Fortis Santiago

    To provide a diverse cadre of 30 advanced doctoral students in STEM fields with leadership skills to give them maximum flexibility in considering career options through a 5 day workshop and 9-month webinar program called Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT)

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  • grantee: New York City H2O, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide support for 15 Water Ecology and Engineering Field Trips

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Matt Malina

    To provide support for 15 Water Ecology and Engineering Field Trips

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  • grantee: Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
    amount: $124,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support two sessions of the Cooper Union STEM Saturdays program to engage talented at risk NYC high school students in engineering activities

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator George Delagrammatikas

    To support two sessions of the Cooper Union STEM Saturdays program to engage talented at risk NYC high school students in engineering activities

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  • grantee: Council for Economic Education
    amount: $290,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To promote economics education in metropolitan New York high schools by recognizing innovative teachers, spreading successful methods, and motivating diverse students

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Christopher Caltabiano

    Administered by the Council for Economic Education (CEE), the Sloan Teaching Champion Awards recognize excellent high school economics teachers from the New York metropolitan area. The candidates are selected annually based on their effectiveness, creativity, and ability to motivate underserved students. Three winning teachers receive a cash award of $5,000, and their schools each receive $2,500 to support economics education. Honorees are recognized at the CEE’s Visionary Awards dinner, which is attended by academic and practicing economists as well as business and civic leaders. Funds from this grant support administration of the Sloan Teaching Champion Awards for two years. Additional funds support a series of activities by CEE aimed at strengthening economic education in the New York metropolitan area, including six professional development workshops for economics teachers, a three-day teacher boot camp, a pilot program to test innovative economics curricula, and outreach efforts to increase participation.

    To promote economics education in metropolitan New York high schools by recognizing innovative teachers, spreading successful methods, and motivating diverse students

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $250,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To conduct a pilot project to discover protists in the pets (cats, dogs) and pests (rats, mice, cockroaches, pigeons) of New York City

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Jane Carlton

    Most of the advances in microbiology over the past 15 years have focused on bacteria and, to a lesser extent, on archaea and viruses. Protists (microbial eukaryotes), on the other hand, are relatively unstudied, in part because their genomes are large, complex, and poorly represented in the reference genome collections. Funds from this grant support work by Professor Jane Carlton, a leading protist metagenomic expert, to conduct a pilot project to discover protists in pets and pests in all five boroughs of New York City. Carlton will team up with researchers at Fordham University, Barnard College, Hunter College, and the Department of Environmental Protection to collect samples from 20 cats, 20 dogs, 20 rats, 20 mice, 20 cockroaches, and 20 pigeons from each of the five boroughs of New York City, for a total of 600 samples. The team will then use wet-lab methods and computational pipelines to characterize protists found in sewage collected from 14 NYC treatment plants, which service the five NYC boroughs. These data will then be used to amplify and characterize the 18S rRNA marker gene from the pet and pest samples to characterize community diversity and look for associations between the protists found in sewage and the pets and pests that harbor them. The overarching goal is to develop and demonstrate the viability of methods to reliably discover protists in host organisms.

    To conduct a pilot project to discover protists in the pets (cats, dogs) and pests (rats, mice, cockroaches, pigeons) of New York City

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  • grantee: DataKind
    amount: $100,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julia Rhodes Davis

    To pilot continued sustainability models for novel machine learning and analytical solutions to reduce pedestrian deaths in New York City and other US cities

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  • grantee: The Graduate Center of The City University of New York
    amount: $15,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To support the development of the City University of New York Digital History Archive

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Andrea Vasquez

    To support the development of the City University of New York Digital History Archive

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