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: Murdomo Institute, Inc.
    amount: $50,000
    city: Walnut, CA
    year: 2018

    To support Community of Microbes, a dynamic, augmented reality-enabled interactive experience that introduces audiences to microorganism ecosystems

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

    To support Community of Microbes, a dynamic, augmented reality-enabled interactive experience that introduces audiences to microorganism ecosystems

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  • grantee: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    amount: $30,000
    city: Blacksburg, VA
    year: 2018

    To support a workshop on Viruses in the Built Environment

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Linsey Marr

    To support a workshop on Viruses in the Built Environment

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  • grantee: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
    amount: $67,000
    city: Cold Spring Harbor, NY
    year: 2018

    To support a Banbury meeting on the Microbiology of the Built Environment

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Rebecca Leshan

    To support a Banbury meeting on the Microbiology of the Built Environment

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $101,430
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2018

    To develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jonathan Eisen

    To develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

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  • grantee: Cornell University
    amount: $125,000
    city: Ithaca, NY
    year: 2018

    To provide renewed support to examine how disinfectants may promote antibiotic resistance through horizontal gene transfer

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Ilana Brito

    To provide renewed support to examine how disinfectants may promote antibiotic resistance through horizontal gene transfer

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $30,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2017

    To extend comparative data analysis for studies of water damaged homes in NY and CA

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator John Taylor

    To extend comparative data analysis for studies of water damaged homes in NY and CA

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  • grantee: Gordon Research Conferences
    amount: $74,750
    city: West Kingston, RI
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the inaugural Microbiology of the Built Environment Gordon Research Conference

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jordan Peccia

    To provide partial support for the inaugural Microbiology of the Built Environment Gordon Research Conference

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  • grantee: University of Oregon
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: Eugene, OR
    year: 2017

    To provide final renewed support for the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Kevin Wymelenberg

    This grant provides research and operating support for the Biology of the Built Environment (BioBE) Center at the University of Oregon. Founded in 2010 with Sloan support, the BioBE Center conductsc research on the indoor microbiome and provides education about the microbiology of built environments. This grant provides continuing support for the Center’s ongoing outreach, research, and training activities and promotes Center efforts to implement a sustainable financing model that integrates their work with industry practice. BioBE’s central research question is: how does the design and operation of the built environment impact the built environment microbiome? The BioBE team has planned a series of experiments organized around three primary architectural decision realms that each have implications for health, energy-efficiency, and microbiome composition and function: (1) design for air (moving air for contaminant removal and thermal tempering), (2) light (illumination for visual tasks and definition of form), and (3) material selection (finish, substrates, and structure). Other funded work under this grant includes plans to expand and strengthen the nascent Health and Energy Industry Consortium, a group of 75 companies, professional firms, academics, and associations, and plans to educate undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in architecture/biology about how design impacts the microbiome of built environments. The Center will also increase interdisciplinary course offerings that create new methodological approaches to education at the architecture-biology interface.  

    To provide final renewed support for the Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $30,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To provide partial support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

    • Program
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Roberto Kolter

    To provide partial support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History

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  • grantee: University of Oregon
    amount: $125,000
    city: Eugene, OR
    year: 2017

    To work with Wellspring Consulting, LLC, to develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the BioBE Center at the University of Oregon

    • Program
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Kevin Wymelenberg

    To work with Wellspring Consulting, LLC, to develop a business plan to sustain the activities of the BioBE Center at the University of Oregon

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