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: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $1,994,088
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2019

    To promote the rigorous empirical study of economic issues in North America by helping researchers design, pilot, and implement randomized controlled trials

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Amy Finkelstein

    Founded with Sloan Foundation support in 2013 and based at MIT, J-PAL North America is a regional hub of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global network of economic researchers who share a dedication to promoting the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in economics. RCTs are a powerful research methodology in social science, the “gold standard” for drawing robust conclusions about causal relationships. Researchers affiliated with J-PAL North America have completed nearly 100 rigorous studies of a wide range of relevant issues, including the effect of summer jobs on juvenile delinquency, whether you can improve student performance by paying for good grades, what information can reduce consumer reliance on payday loans, and a host of other studies on the topics of voting, crime, discrimination, and health care. This grant provides core operating support to J-PAL North America for the continuation of these and related activities for three years. Funded activities under this grant include a new series of Design Within Reach forums, in which researchers exchange early feedback on the design of planned RCTs; a Short-Term Research Management program that provides hands-on administrative assistance to researchers during the early stages of planning, piloting, and implementing an RCT; an outreach initiative to promote interactions between researchers and policymakers; and an ongoing collaboration with the global J-PAL network to address the challenges and opportunities posed by administrative data.

    To promote the rigorous empirical study of economic issues in North America by helping researchers design, pilot, and implement randomized controlled trials

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $619,016
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2019

    To grow and strengthen research on Behavioral Macroeconomics by providing pre-doctoral fellowship and training support to early-career scholars in this field

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Yuriy Gorodnichenko

    This grant to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) supports a predoctoral fellowship program that will support Ph.D. students carrying out research in behavioral macroeconomics. Four dissertation fellowships will be awarded to promising graduate students for a period of two years each. Potential dissertation topics include the aggregate implications of limited information, decision-making with flawed models, how expectations are formed, optimal policy design, and the interaction of economic agents with different levels of knowledge or economic sophistication. In addition to the fellowships, grant funds will support an NBER initiative to expand the community of behavioral economists by holding one-week boot camps each year that will train two dozen young scholars in topics in behavioral macroeconomics.

    To grow and strengthen research on Behavioral Macroeconomics by providing pre-doctoral fellowship and training support to early-career scholars in this field

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To develop and validate new methods of using natural language processing to study how scientific publications inform patentable innovations

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Bhaven Sampat

    To develop and validate new methods of using natural language processing to study how scientific publications inform patentable innovations

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  • grantee: Industrial Organizational Society, Inc.
    amount: $22,000
    city: Boston, MA
    year: 2019

    To support graduate student presentations at the International Industrial Organization Conference

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Marc Rysman

    To support graduate student presentations at the International Industrial Organization Conference

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  • grantee: Center for Innovative Governance
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To fund student scholarships for participation in a conference on the economic implications of mechanism design and other market-based organizational innovations

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Mark Lutter

    To fund student scholarships for participation in a conference on the economic implications of mechanism design and other market-based organizational innovations

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  • grantee: Indiana University
    amount: $19,960
    city: Bloomington, IN
    year: 2019

    To support a workshop on improving rigor, reproducibility, and transparency in science

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator David Allison

    To support a workshop on improving rigor, reproducibility, and transparency in science

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $25,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To develop a shared vision and approach for a collaboration between NASEM, OECD and IAP to understand the impact of AI on work by assessing AI and robotics capabilities

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Stuart Elliott

    To develop a shared vision and approach for a collaboration between NASEM, OECD and IAP to understand the impact of AI on work by assessing AI and robotics capabilities

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, College Park
    amount: $1,975
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2018

    To develop measurement tools for assessing public attitudes toward potential privacy protection techniques

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Frauke Kreuter

    To develop measurement tools for assessing public attitudes toward potential privacy protection techniques

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $20,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2018

    To support the work of a Committee for the Study of Digital Platforms in preparation for an international conference on antitrust and competition research

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Luigi Zingales

    To support the work of a Committee for the Study of Digital Platforms in preparation for an international conference on antitrust and competition research

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  • grantee: Cornell University
    amount: $50,000
    city: Ithaca, NY
    year: 2018

    To enhance the transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of empirical research in the social sciences by simplifying how authors can, when submitting a paper to a journal, also provide structured metadata about the provenance and archiving of code, data, and other supplementary materials

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Lars Vilhuber

    To enhance the transparency, reproducibility, and replicability of empirical research in the social sciences by simplifying how authors can, when submitting a paper to a journal, also provide structured metadata about the provenance and archiving of code, data, and other supplementary materials

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