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: St. Louis University
    amount: $704,492
    city: St. Louis, MO
    year: 2022

    To engage masters and undergraduate students in open source research software projects as part of the St. Louis University Open Source Program Office

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Ekaterina Holdener

    To engage masters and undergraduate students in open source research software projects as part of the St. Louis University Open Source Program Office

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  • grantee: Rochester Institute of Technology
    amount: $49,975
    city: Rochester, NY
    year: 2022

    To convene a community of researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders, to compare and contrast the work of open source software and open science organizations

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Stephen Jacobs

    To convene a community of researchers, practitioners, and industry leaders, to compare and contrast the work of open source software and open science organizations

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $50,000
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2022

    To partially support a workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in research software engineering

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Michelle Barker

    To partially support a workshop on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in research software engineering

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  • grantee: Open Knowledge Foundation
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
    year: 2021

    To support the maintenance of lightweight data packaging standards and software in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Lilly Winfree

    To support the maintenance of lightweight data packaging standards and software in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

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  • grantee: University of Virginia
    amount: $131,628
    city: Charlottesville, VA
    year: 2021

    To extend the scholarly profiling tool Scholia to include data on research-related software

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Lane Rasberry

    To extend the scholarly profiling tool Scholia to include data on research-related software

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  • grantee: University of Vermont
    amount: $566,253
    city: Burlington, VT
    year: 2021

    To pilot a land-grant university model for supporting open source software as part of the University of Vermont Open Source Programs Office

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Juniper Lovato

    Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) are an organizational innovation developed initially by companies in the tech sector as a way to institutionalize support for open source software projects of strategic relevance to the business’s interests, market, and workforce. The innovation has begun to be adopted by universities, with OSPOs being created as a useful formal mechanism for supporting open source software relevant to the research and teaching interests of faculty. University OSPOs offer training and support for faculty, students, and staff who want to grow local software efforts into healthy open source projects, aid faculty contribute to existing projects, document the value of open source work and facilitate relationships between researchers and other academic units like technology transfer, research computing, or the library. Funds from this grant support an ambitious set of activities at the University of Vermont developed by a group of people from three different parts of campus: the Library, the Vermont Complex Systems Center, and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Led by Juniper Lovato and Bryn Geffert, in the Vermont Complex Systems Center and Library, respectively, the team will build relationships with university stakeholders to create infrastructure for centralizing open-source activity, engage the broader community around an initial set of open-source projects, conduct trainings and create educational materials, and use all of the above as a case study to conduct open source ecosystems research.

    To pilot a land-grant university model for supporting open source software as part of the University of Vermont Open Source Programs Office

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  • grantee: University of California, Santa Cruz
    amount: $695,159
    city: Santa Cruz, CA
    year: 2021

    To pilot a postdoctoral fellowship on open source software development and support other activities at the University of California Santa Cruz Open Source Program Office

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Carlos Maltzahn

    Open Source Program Offices (OSPOs) are an organizational innovation developed initially by companies in the tech sector as a way to institutionalize support for open source software projects of strategic relevance to the business’s interests, market, and workforce.  The innovation has begun to be adopted by universities, with OSPOs being created as a useful formal mechanism for managing relationships with ecosystems of open source communities that play important roles in universities missions in research, teaching, and public service. Funds from this grant support an ambitious set of activities at the University of California at Santa Cruz to  transcend the scope of work undertaken by the existing Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) and create a new university-wide OSPO. Led by Carlos Maltzahn and Stephanie Lieggi, the project team  plans to develop a “marketplace” of open source software projects across multiple UC campuses and associated national labs, create a postdoctoral “incubator fellowship” which will enable fellows to grow communities around their research prototypes, launch an undergraduate research experience program,  maintain a graduate student teaching fellowship focused on curricular innovation, and develop a better interface between the university and industry.  Taken together the initiative represents a significant increase in UC Santa Cruz’s ability to identify and support open source research efforts and will serve as a useful organizational model with the potential to be adopted more broadly across the academic landscape. The UC Santa Cruz OSPO will also explore expansion towards  a system-wide OSPO at the University of California.

    To pilot a postdoctoral fellowship on open source software development and support other activities at the University of California Santa Cruz Open Source Program Office

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  • grantee: University of Missouri, Columbia
    amount: $50,000
    city: Columbia, MO
    year: 2021

    To support continued community maintenance of the Augur tool of the CHAOSS project

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Sean Goggins

    To support continued community maintenance of the Augur tool of the CHAOSS project

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  • grantee: Arizona State University
    amount: $44,081
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2021

    To partially support a community development workshop to improve the flexibility and interoperability of computational models

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator Michael Barton

    To partially support a community development workshop to improve the flexibility and interoperability of computational models

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  • grantee: FORCE11
    amount: $20,000
    city: San Diego, CA
    year: 2021

    To partially support the 2021 Future of Research Communication and eScholarship conference

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Better Software for Science
    • Investigator John Chodacki

    To partially support the 2021 Future of Research Communication and eScholarship conference

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