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 Notre Dame
    amount: $50,000
    city: Notre Dame, IN
    year: 2019

    To measure the levels of poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in indoor facilities and examine their rates of transformation under conditions commonly found in indoor facilities

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Kyle Doudrick

    To measure the levels of poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in indoor facilities and examine their rates of transformation under conditions commonly found in indoor facilities

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  • grantee: The Pennsylvania State University
    amount: $100,000
    city: University Park, PA
    year: 2019

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments program at Indoor Air 2020

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Donghyun Rim

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments program at Indoor Air 2020

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $590,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2019

    To investigate the sources and processes that influence the composition of organic chemicals in indoor environments through laboratory, field, and modeling studies

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Paul Ziemann

    This grant funds work by Paul Ziemann, professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado, to investigate the sources and processes that influence the composition of organic chemicals in indoor environments and to improve predictions of the chemistry of indoor air. Ziemann and his team will conduct field studies in several locations on and around the University of Colorado campus. Study sites have been chosen to reflect the diversity of indoor environments: a carpeted meeting room in the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Community building; the Chapel Theatre in Old Main, which is the oldest building on campus and which contains extensive wooden paneling; and the swimming pool at the universityХs recreation center. State-of-the-art instruments and methods will be used to measure organic chemicals and other reactive species at each site. Measurements will include gas (volatile organic compounds and other trace gases), aerosols, surface composition (functional groups and single compounds), and air exchange. Laboratory studies will be conducted to investigate the fundamental interactions of organic chemicals with surfaces composed of common indoor materials, including bare plastics, bare wood, varnished wood, and carpet polymers. Results of the field and laboratory studies will be used to develop models to describe and quantify indoor chemical emissions, deposition, and reactions; and to determine the effects of chemical and physical variables such as organic gases, oxidants, surfaces, humidity, acids, light and temperature, and human occupancy on the composition of indoor air.

    To investigate the sources and processes that influence the composition of organic chemicals in indoor environments through laboratory, field, and modeling studies

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $375,000
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2019

    To continue the development of community building and data infrastructure for the Chemistry of the Indoor Environments (CIE) program

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Marina Vance

    Funds from this grant support an ongoing project led by Marina Vance, assistant professor of mechanical and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Delphine Farmer, associate professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, to build community and data infrastructure for researchers working in indoor chemistry. Over the course of the grant period, Vance and Farmer will develop a data sharing infrastructure for indoor chemistry studies, merge and synthesize data collected from the HOMEChem field experiment with additional chemical datasets, further analyze that data, plan and host a scientific meeting for researchers in the Chemistry of Indoor Environment program, and continue outreach and community building among indoor chemistry researchers through the IndoorChem website and social media properties.

    To continue the development of community building and data infrastructure for the Chemistry of the Indoor Environments (CIE) program

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  • grantee: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    amount: $25,000
    city: Chapel Hill, NC
    year: 2019

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments program at the 6thКIndoor and Workplace Aerosols Conference

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Glenn Morrison

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments program at the 6thКIndoor and Workplace Aerosols Conference

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  • grantee: Fractured Atlas, Inc.
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To incorporate scientific findings from HOMEChem into the TV showК"Home Diagnosis"

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Theresa Hubbard

    To incorporate scientific findings from HOMEChem into the TV showК"Home Diagnosis"

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  • grantee: College of William and Mary
    amount: $29,220
    city: Williamsburg, VA
    year: 2019

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments and Microbiology of the Built Environment programs at the 2019 American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) meeting

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Rachel O'Brien

    To disseminate key results from the Chemistry of Indoor Environments and Microbiology of the Built Environment programs at the 2019 American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) meeting

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $25,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To support a planning meeting for a consensus study on the environmental health implications of emerging indoor chemistry research

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Marilee Shelton-Davenport

    To support a planning meeting for a consensus study on the environmental health implications of emerging indoor chemistry research

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  • grantee: Northwestern University
    amount: $375,000
    city: Evanston, IL
    year: 2019

    To investigate the fundamental chemistry of indoor surfaces using advanced spectroscopy

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Franz Geiger

    This grant funds research by surface chemist Franz Geiger, Dow Professor of Chemistry at Northwestern University, that will investigate the fundamental chemistry of indoor surfaces. Using advanced spectroscopy, Geiger plans to expand our understanding of how indoor volatile and semivolatile organic compounds absorb from air to surfaces; how submonolayer amounts of these absorbed organic compounds convert into indoor molecular, nano-, and microlayers; the propensity of these newly formed layers to interact with oxidants; and how the dynamic response of molecular, nano-, and microlayers to gas-phase species vary with changes in relative humidity. The approach includes both mechanistic studies of idealized model surfaces as well as work on surfaces of samples derived from real-world indoor environments. Results will be shared through peer-reviewed publications and presentations at conferences and meetings.

    To investigate the fundamental chemistry of indoor surfaces using advanced spectroscopy

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  • grantee: University of California, Irvine
    amount: $789,771
    city: Irvine, CA
    year: 2019

    To provide renewed support to the indoor chemistry modeling consortium

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Chemistry of Indoor Environments
    • Investigator Manabu Shiraiwa

    The Modeling Consortium for the Chemistry of Indoor Environments (MOCCIE) is a multi-institutional collaboration devoted to developing comprehensive, integrated, physical-chemical models that simulate how occupants, indoor activities, and buildings influence indoor chemical processes. Founded with Sloan support in 2017, and overseen by Manabu Shiraiwa, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine, and Nicola Carslaw, Reader, University of York, MOCCIE links and modifies existing chemical models across a diverse range of physical scales and timeframes. The consortium also partners with experimental chemists working on the indoor environment in mutually beneficial ways. Experimental data can be used to test MOCCIE simulations, resulting in better predictions. These improved predictions, in turn, can then be used by experimentalists to generate hypotheses for further testing. Funds from this grant provide 18 months of continued support for MOCCIE. Over that time, MOCCIE will assess gaps in the fundamental understanding of indoor chemistry processes, guide experimental measurements through identification of parameters responsible for model uncertainties, indicate key species with predicted concentrations, improve design of experimental/fieldwork studies, and aid in interpretation of data from laboratory and field experiments.

    To provide renewed support to the indoor chemistry modeling consortium

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