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: $150,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2013

    To promote economics education in New York area schools by recognizing innovative teachers and promoting their methods

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

    This grant provides two years of support for a new awards program by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) that honors exceptional, innovative K-12 teaching of economics and finance in the New York Metropolitan Area. These “Economic Educator of the Year Awards” will be awarded by a distinguished independent committee to three K-12 teachers based on evidence of their creativity, general effectiveness, and success at motivating underserved students.Winners will be honored at the CEE annual dinner, where a video will also be shown that highlights their achievements and showcases their teaching methods. Each winner receives a $5,000 prize and their schools will receive $2,500 to strengthen its economic education offerings.

    To promote economics education in New York area schools by recognizing innovative teachers and promoting their methods

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  • grantee: Northeastern University
    amount: $575,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2013

    To support the rapid and sustained recovery of the metro New York City area and bolster resilience after Superstorm Sandy

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Stephen Flynn

    Funds from this grant support efforts by a team led by Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University to hold a series of four workshops to help guide the rapid and sustained recovery of the metro New York City region in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  The four workshops will bring together emergency managers, urban planners, and academic experts from coastal cities and the New York region to facilitate the exchange of findings and recommendations on how best to incorporate resilience into the current regional restoration efforts and future planning.  The first three workshops will focus on three sectors where Sandy caused considerable disruption in the metro New York area—transportation, energy, and health services.  Each workshop will aim to identify recommendations for what should be in place to mitigate future risk, what can be done to speed up recovery of these sectors, and to identify crosscutting issues amongst them.  The fourth workshop will take place at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and will involve representatives from the insurance, reinsurance, and banking industries.  The goal of this workshop will be to identify meaningful incentives that can be devised for advancing measures that can bolster resilience.  In addition to the workshops, Flynn and his team will engage in a number of outreach activities to publicize their findings, including the publication of several reports, meetings with relevant stakeholders, and a series of high profile op-eds and media appearances.

    To support the rapid and sustained recovery of the metro New York City area and bolster resilience after Superstorm Sandy

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  • grantee: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    year: 2012

    To run a regional conference that helps new research and teaching faculty obtain federal funding for their scientific projects

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Walter Goldschmidts

    To run a regional conference that helps new research and teaching faculty obtain federal funding for their scientific projects

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $494,896
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To provide summer experiences for a diverse set of young women in high school that will bolster their enthusiasm and aptitude for studying mathematics in college

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

    According to the Computing Research Association, the percentage of women earning degrees in computer science peaked in 1984 at just over 37 percent, and has recently fallen to less than 12 percent. The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU wants to show what can be done about it. Courant has specifically designed a new program for this purpose called the G-STEM (Girl's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Summer Camp. Targeting high-aptitude girls in New York City area high schools, it features intensive classes, practical internships, one-on-one adult mentoring, positive peer support, and lots of follow-up activities. The goal is to strengthen the perseverance of young women interested in STEM careers as they transition from high school to college. Funds from this grant provide support for the G-STEM program for three years.

    To provide summer experiences for a diverse set of young women in high school that will bolster their enthusiasm and aptitude for studying mathematics in college

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  • grantee: Research Foundation of the State University of New York
    amount: $124,391
    city: Albany, NY
    year: 2012

    To develop and launch an educational pilot program to train and network women entrepreneurs and investors in the NYC area

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Carol Reiser

    To develop and launch an educational pilot program to train and network women entrepreneurs and investors in the NYC area

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  • grantee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York
    amount: $124,923
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To enhance the reputation of CUNY faculty by developing a program to increase the number of national and international awards and prizes received by CUNY faculty in STEM fields

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Vita Rabinowitz

    To enhance the reputation of CUNY faculty by developing a program to increase the number of national and international awards and prizes received by CUNY faculty in STEM fields

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  • grantee: University of Pittsburgh
    amount: $117,185
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2012

    To support research and a book on the role of social and human capital in mathematics teaching and achievement in NYC public schools

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Frits Pil

    To support research and a book on the role of social and human capital in mathematics teaching and achievement in NYC public schools

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  • grantee: Cell Motion Laboratories, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To support the BioBus, a state?-of-the?-art, fully mobile, research science lab, to visit K-12 schools and public science events in New York City

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

    To support the BioBus, a state?-of-the?-art, fully mobile, research science lab, to visit K-12 schools and public science events in New York City

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  • grantee: New York Genome Center, Inc.
    amount: $3,000,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To provide partial support for the New York Genome Center

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Robert Darnell

    Funds from this grant provide operational support for the launch of the New York Genome Center, a pioneering New York City-based research facility that will conduct both its own genomic research as well as provide genetic sequencing, analysis, and other services to research institutions in the New York metropolitan area. A model in collaborative research, the center will allow participating institutions to have access to first class genomic analysis capabilities without having to buy and maintain their own equipment, rent lab space, and retain expensive staff. Eleven of the City's most prominent research institutions have signed on to the effort, including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Columbia, Cornell, and NYU; and Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York Presbyterian, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine among others. The development of a major new research center promises to catapult New York into the center of the dynamic and rapidly growing field of genomics.

    To provide partial support for the New York Genome Center

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  • grantee: Algebra Project, Inc.
    amount: $120,324
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2012

    To develop a new method of evaluating students' understanding of mathematics and conduct a pilot evaluation of the pedagogical strategies used in the Center for Mathematical Talent materials

    • Program Initiatives
    • Sub-program New York City Initiatives
    • Investigator Benjamin Moynihan

    To develop a new method of evaluating students' understanding of mathematics and conduct a pilot evaluation of the pedagogical strategies used in the Center for Mathematical Talent materials

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