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 Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $120,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2013

    To investigate household arthropods as unique sources of microbes in the built environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Anne Madden

    To investigate household arthropods as unique sources of microbes in the built environment

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  • grantee: North Carolina State University
    amount: $124,821
    city: Raleigh, NC
    year: 2013

    To incorporate building science measures into an existing HUD-funded project on the interactions between insect infestations and microbial communities in homes

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Coby Schal

    To incorporate building science measures into an existing HUD-funded project on the interactions between insect infestations and microbial communities in homes

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  • grantee: Illinois Institute of Technology
    amount: $120,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2013

    To study indoor bioaerosol fate, transport and control: Implications for infectious disease transmission

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Stephanie Kunkel

    To study indoor bioaerosol fate, transport and control: Implications for infectious disease transmission

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $120,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2013

    To evaluate microbial activity in house dust and interactions with phthalate esters (PEs)

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Karen Dannemiller

    To evaluate microbial activity in house dust and interactions with phthalate esters (PEs)

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  • grantee: Illinois Institute of Technology
    amount: $163,340
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2013

    To develop and document open source sensors for characterizing the built environment

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Brent Stephens

    Funds from this grant support the work of Brent Stephens at the Illinois Institute of Technology to develop and document an open network of inexpensive, standardized, and synchronized measurement devices for recording long-term indoor environmental and building operational parameters. Stephens will focus on the parameters that are most likely to influence indoor microbial communities, including environmental conditions (air temperature, relative humidity, light), characteristics of the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (air flow rates, air exchange rates), human occupancy, and surface environmental conditions (surface temperature and water activity).In addition to developing and testing the sensors themselves, Stephens will make public the documentation and directions for how to build and deploy the sensors. He will also prepare several peer-reviewed publications for the microbial ecology, building science, and sensor development communities.

    To develop and document open source sensors for characterizing the built environment

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $998,796
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2013

    To provide renewed support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

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

    This grant provides two years of continued support to microbiologist Jonathan Eisen at the University of California, Davis for the continued operation and development of the Microbiology of the Built Environment network (microBE.net), a research network and associated website that aims to encourage collaboration, resource sharing, and information exchange in the growing multidisciplinary community of researchers working on understanding the built environment microbiome. Funded activities include the continued operation of the network website, the curation and creation of tools and other resources for researchers, the coordination of several meetings and workshops, and outreach to relevant stakeholders, including researchers, regulators, government funding agencies, and the public.

    To provide renewed support for the Microbiology of the Built Environment Network

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $30,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2013

    To examine the role of flood damage and recovery to house-associated microbial communities

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Noah Fierer

    To examine the role of flood damage and recovery to house-associated microbial communities

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  • grantee: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    amount: $120,000
    city: Blacksburg, VA
    year: 2013

    To characterize the bacterial and viral microbiome of the air and surfaces in a daycare setting

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Aaron Prussin

    To characterize the bacterial and viral microbiome of the air and surfaces in a daycare setting

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  • grantee: The University of Hong Kong
    amount: $74,918
    city:  
    year: 2013

    To support the Second International Sloan Symposium on Microbiology of the Built Environment at Indoor Air 2014 in Hong Kong

    • Program Science
    • Sub-program Microbiology of the Built Environment
    • Investigator Yuguo Li

    To support the Second International Sloan Symposium on Microbiology of the Built Environment at Indoor Air 2014 in Hong Kong

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  • grantee: University of Oregon
    amount: $1,325,000
    city: Eugene, OR
    year: 2013

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

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

    The grant provides two years of continued support to the University of Oregon’s Biology and the Built Environment (BioBE) Center, a pioneering research center founded with Sloan support and dedicated to developing a predictive science of the built environment microbiome through partnerships between architects and biologists. Over the next two years, the BioBE Center, led by microbiologist Jessica Green, will address two primary research questions: what dispersal vectors (e.g., ventilation and human occupancy) significantly influence the microbial profile of the built environment?  And what attributes of the built environment (e.g., building materials and interior temperature) shape microbial community composition indoors?  Research will be driven by the latest advances in microbiological instrumentation and methodology, including a climate-controlled chamber, microbiome diversity mapping, high throughput sequencing and analysis, and new visualization tools.  In addition to conducting basic research and disseminating results through peer-reviewed journals and conferences, the BioBE team will be involved in educating the next generation of built environment microbiologists, training at least one undergraduate student, three graduate students, two postdoctoral fellows, and two architectural research faculty; and developing a new undergraduate course focused on the biology of the built environment.

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

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