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: 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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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $300,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To conduct planning activities to develop the CUSP Data User Facility

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Julia Lane

    To conduct planning activities to develop the CUSP Data User Facility

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  • grantee: New America Foundation
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To provide partial support for a workshop on encryption and privacy

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Ian Wallace

    To provide partial support for a workshop on encryption and privacy

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  • grantee: Cell Motion Laboratories, Inc.
    amount: $800,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To support expansion of the BioBus and BioBase STEM education programs in Harlem

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Benjamin Dubin-Thaler

    The BioBus is a fully mobile research lab that visit schools and public science events in New York City. Outfitted with state-of-the-art microscopes and run by a diverse team of young scientists, the BioBus is a mobile science field trip where students can use a phase-contrast video microscope to make movies of crawling amoeba, use a scanning electron microscope to image a fly eye, or use a fluorescing microscope to see glowing, streaming plant chloroplast. In 2014, the BioBus visited 88 K-12 schools in New York City, bringing high-quality, engaging education to some 16,000 students, 57 percent of whom were African-American or Latino. Funds from this grant support the continued operation and expansion of BioBus. Over the next three years, Cell Motion Laboratories, the parent organization of the BioBus, will build another BioBus mobile lab and, in partnership with Columbia University, build a “BioBase” community lab in Harlem, which will allow students to continue their educational experiences once the BioBus has moved locations, and expand its educational offerings to underserved students in Harlem.

    To support expansion of the BioBus and BioBase STEM education programs in Harlem

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  • grantee: New York Genome Center, Inc.
    amount: $3,000,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To strengthen the bioinformatics community in New York City

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Michael Zody

    Funds from this grant provide continued operating support to the New York Genome Center (NYGC) in its efforts to strengthen and diversify the bioinformatics community in New York City. Sloan funds will support the NYGC’s plans to develop new infrastructure, methods, and training that it expects will catalyze research insights, empower researchers with new bioinformatics capabilities, and continue to solidify New York City as a genomics and life sciences hub. Over the next three years, the NYGC will continue to develop its bioinformatics capabilities in support of its member institutions, develop a shared computing facility with access to public data sets and state-of-the-art data analysis pipelines, craft new algorithms and techniques in bioinformatics, and train biological and medical researchers in core bioinformatics skills through training courses and in-person and virtual educational sessions. Expected outputs include peer-reviewed publications, updated software packages, a bioinformatics commons and genomic data warehouse, and the training of 50 researchers per year.

    To strengthen the bioinformatics community in New York City

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  • grantee: The Graduate Center Foundation, Inc.
    amount: $27,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To develop a plan for a next-generation CUNY Institutional Repository

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Matthew Gold

    To develop a plan for a next-generation CUNY Institutional Repository

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  • grantee: The New School for Social Research
    amount: $960,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To provide New York City parents, particularly those in underserved communities, with information and data needed to make sound choices about their children’s education, especially in science, mathematics, economics, and computer science

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Clara Hemphill

    This grant supports the continued operation and administration of InsideSchools.org, a public website that provides comprehensive information on New York City’s 1,700 public schools, including photos and videos of the school, student achievement statistics, course offerings, and reviews compiled by independent reviewers from on-site visits. Grant funds provide three years of core operational support as well as planned efforts to improve the site’s search capabilities and accessibility via smartphones and other mobile devices. In addition, the grant provides resources to help the site develop and implement plans for long-term financial sustainability.  

    To provide New York City parents, particularly those in underserved communities, with information and data needed to make sound choices about their children’s education, especially in science, mathematics, economics, and computer science

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