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: University of California, Riverside
    amount: $750,000
    city: Riverside, CA
    year: 2010

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jason Stajich

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment program is to improve the cohesiveness of the community and its ability to communicate internally and externally by developing data visualization and imaging techniques and repositories. This grant to the University of Chicago supports a joint project with the University of California, Riverside, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the University of Colorado, Boulder to develop MoBE DAC, a data analysis core for the Indoor Environment program. The overarching goal for this collaborative effort is to provide tools and a data archive for analyzing molecular sequence data and for visualizing ecological and functional similarities between microbial communities in the indoor environment. The team plans to integrate the functional capabilities of the websites of MG-RAST, VAMPS, QIIME, and the genome database, FungiDB, through a common database structure. This project will facilitate comparisons of molecular ecology data and contextual information across laboratories and study sites, providing a platform for accelerating publication of results and training of students for environmental microbiology laboratories.

    To provide tools and a data archive for analyzing sequence data of microbial communities in the indoor environment

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $62,675
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2010

    To support a workshop on the challenges of microbial sampling in the indoor environment, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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

    To support a workshop on the challenges of microbial sampling in the indoor environment, co-sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $63,778
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2010

    To support the Symposium on Microbiomes of Built Environments at Indoor Air 2011

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Richard Corsi

    To support the Symposium on Microbiomes of Built Environments at Indoor Air 2011

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $1,451,191
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2010

    To investigate the processes and sources responsible for indoor microbial communities and indoor air quality

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Thomas Bruns

    One of the objectives of Sloan's Indoor Environment program is to support targets of opportunity that will help to advance research and knowledge about the indoor microbial environment. Funds from this grant support research on the indoor microbial environment by a team of scientists at the University of California, Berkeley. Their research plan has three objectives: 1) to investigate the processes of microbial community assembly in the indoor environment; 2) to obtain an understanding of the relationship between building design, external climate, and interior microbial community; and 3) to improve instrumentation to measure volatile, organic compounds derived from microbes, microbial toxins, and allergens in indoor air. The Berkeley team's project complements existing Foundation grants supporting the Biology and Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, which is developing a predictive science of the built environment microbiome through partnerships between architects and biologists; a major ongoing research project to catalog the indoor microbial world at the University of Colorado at Boulder; a project to study New York City air and to develop a single cell genomics pipeline at the J. Craig Venter Institute, and efforts by the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole to examine the rare biosphere in drinking water.

    To investigate the processes and sources responsible for indoor microbial communities and indoor air quality

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $124,158
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2010

    To investigate the microbial communities of retail stores

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jeffrey Siegel

    To investigate the microbial communities of retail stores

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  • grantee: University of Oregon
    amount: $1,800,000
    city: Eugene, OR
    year: 2010

    To fund the Center for Microbial Ecology of Indoor Environments

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jessica Green

    To fund the Center for Microbial Ecology of Indoor Environments

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $42,433
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2010

    To determine essential baseline IE knowledge of experts and identify decision-makers

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator LeeAnn Kahlor

    To determine essential baseline IE knowledge of experts and identify decision-makers

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $1,371,214
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2010

    To establish and support the Microbiomes of Built Environments Network (microBEnet)

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

    One of the objectives of the Foundation's Indoor Environment (IE) program is to establish a multi-disciplinary network of researchers and practitioners that will build the community and organize specialized workshops, annual meetings of grantees, and a capstone event. This grant will fund noted evolutionary biologist Jonathan Eisen and colleagues at the University of California, in collaboration with Hal Levin, a prominent building sciences expert, in their efforts to create the microbiomes of Built Environments network (microBEnet). The team plans to make use of diverse web-based, web-enabled, and in-person strategies to build a vibrant online and real community. Over the next three years, microBEnet will conduct activities in three areas: among existing Foundation grantees, with researchers in related disciplines, and with a broader public and scientific community. Among current Sloan grantees, the network will organize annual meetings and develop a wiki for communication. With researchers in related disciplines, microBEnet will organize special sessions at high profile meetings, and develop web communication resources.

    To establish and support the Microbiomes of Built Environments Network (microBEnet)

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $35,186
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2010

    To support a two-day workshop on data visualization, imaging, and repositories for the Indoor Environment Program

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Folker Meyer

    To support a two-day workshop on data visualization, imaging, and repositories for the Indoor Environment Program

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  • grantee: University of Oregon
    amount: $119,948
    city: Eugene, OR
    year: 2009

    To conduct a case study of a health care facility examining the role of natural vs. mechanical ventilation on indoor air microbial diversity and abundance

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Jessica Green

    To conduct a case study of a health care facility examining the role of natural vs. mechanical ventilation on indoor air microbial diversity and abundance

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