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: 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 Research
    • 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: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $1,083,750
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2019

    To improve policy-relevant research by facilitating the use of administrative data among economists who design, run, and analyze randomized controlled trials

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Anja Sautmann

    The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global network of economic researchers who share a dedication to promoting the use of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in economics as a way of generating real and reliable solutions to important social problems. J-PAL’s 170 affiliated researchers have conducted more than 800 high-quality RCTs since its founding on a wide range of issues including poverty, crime, discrimination, education, and voting behavior. The network has also trained some 1,500 researchers on how to effectively design and implement randomized controlled trials and has launched and promoted an RCT registry now housed at the American Economic Association.   This grant supports a new initiative by J-PAL Global, called Innovations in Data and Experiments (IDEA), which aims to facilitate and improve researcher access to and use of administrative data. J-PAL Global will encourage data holders to work with researchers, provide technical, legal, and practical guidance to researchers who want to work with administrative data, and help avoid duplicate efforts to obtain, clean, and document administrative datasets. Grant funds will support IDEA’s core technical staff, two pilot projects in the United States, and the creation of several handbooks and workshops on using administrative data in economic experiments.

    To improve policy-relevant research by facilitating the use of administrative data among economists who design, run, and analyze randomized controlled trials

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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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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 Research
    • 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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