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 Michigan
    amount: $10,000
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2017

    To organize a meeting of experts on the development of tools for teaching Quantitative Empirical Reasoning

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Margaret Levenstein

    To organize a meeting of experts on the development of tools for teaching Quantitative Empirical Reasoning

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  • grantee: Miller-McCune Center for Research Media and Public Policy
    amount: $50,000
    city: Santa Barbara, CA
    year: 2017

    To support academic and nonprofit participation in a workshop that will also bring together industry and policy leaders to discuss computational social science

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Geane DeLima

    To support academic and nonprofit participation in a workshop that will also bring together industry and policy leaders to discuss computational social science

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  • grantee: New Venture Fund
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To support the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership committed to the open sharing of research outputs

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Heather Joseph

    To support the Open Research Funders Group, a partnership committed to the open sharing of research outputs

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $500,251
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2017

    To pilot a Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues whose reports on policy-relevant scientific findings will be impartial, respected, timely, and informed by expertise in the social and behavioral sciences

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Rush Holt

    The new Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (the “Scientific EPI Center”) being launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science aims to help bring scientific evidence to bear on public policy issues. The need for such a center has been discussed in Washington for decades, beginning when Congress closed its own Office of Technology Assessment in 1995. As impartial scientific expertise in government and think tanks has dwindled, policymakers increasingly turn to lobbyists or other self-interested parties. What is needed, instead, is a source of impartial experts who can bring our best scientific understandings to bear on policy issues as diverse as climate change, cybersecurity, AI, and renewable energy. This grant provides funds to the new Scientific EPI Center for the hiring of a full-time economist or other empirical social scientist. The addition of such a full-time staff will allow the Center to benefit from the rigorous frameworks and models developed within economics for the analysis of incentives and behavior, provide a guide to the voluminous economic literature that bears on policy issues, and ensure that Center reports and recommendations are informed by economic insights about trade-offs, opportunity costs, nudges, and elasticities. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D. as well as years of scholarly achievement, policy experience, and management practice.

    To pilot a Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues whose reports on policy-relevant scientific findings will be impartial, respected, timely, and informed by expertise in the social and behavioral sciences

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To study the general equilibrium effects on labor markets due to robots

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Edmund Phelps

    To study the general equilibrium effects on labor markets due to robots

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  • grantee: Haverford College
    amount: $63,112
    city: Haverford, PA
    year: 2017

    To study causes and consequences of occupational exit by scientists and engineers

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Anne Preston

    To study causes and consequences of occupational exit by scientists and engineers

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $80,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To organize interdisciplinary studies of the scientific research enterprise, including how inputs produce the outputs

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Karim Lakhani

    To organize interdisciplinary studies of the scientific research enterprise, including how inputs produce the outputs

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $20,000
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2017

    To support a symposium for researchers, policymakers, and financial experts that will highlight interactions between behavioral economics and macroeconomics

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Michael Barr

    To support a symposium for researchers, policymakers, and financial experts that will highlight interactions between behavioral economics and macroeconomics

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  • grantee: Tufts University
    amount: $20,000
    city: Medford, MA
    year: 2017

    To support a mathematical workshop on the Geometry of Redistricting

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Moon Duchin

    To support a mathematical workshop on the Geometry of Redistricting

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To support the Third Annual Conference on Big Data at the Harvard Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Shing-Tung Yau

    To support the Third Annual Conference on Big Data at the Harvard Center for Mathematical Sciences and Applications

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