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 Pennsylvania
    amount: $125,516
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2021

    To study labor markets where a dominant employer has monopsony power over hiring terms and practices

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Ioana Marinescu

    To study labor markets where a dominant employer has monopsony power over hiring terms and practices

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  • grantee: University of Toronto
    amount: $249,100
    city: Toronto, Canada
    year: 2021

    To study causal and other learning in artificial and human intelligence by convening and coordinating experts in fields such as AI, game theory, philosophy, economics, and computer science

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Michael Ryall

    To study causal and other learning in artificial and human intelligence by convening and coordinating experts in fields such as AI, game theory, philosophy, economics, and computer science

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $200,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2020

    To connect researchers and policymakers with reliable survey research about the pandemic, by collecting, vetting, and archiving these materials in a searchable online repository

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Janet Currie

    To connect researchers and policymakers with reliable survey research about the pandemic, by collecting, vetting, and archiving these materials in a searchable online repository

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2020

    To support the COVID-19-related activities of the Societal Experts Action Network, a network of leading social, behavioral, and economics researchers that facilitate rapid responses to actionable questions from decision-makers

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Behavioral and Regulatory Effects on Decision-making (BRED)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Monica Feit

    To support the COVID-19-related activities of the Societal Experts Action Network, a network of leading social, behavioral, and economics researchers that facilitate rapid responses to actionable questions from decision-makers

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  • grantee: University of Colorado, Boulder
    amount: $41,762
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2020

    To develop guidance for policymakers on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in light of the pandemic

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Nnenia Campbell

    To develop guidance for policymakers on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in light of the pandemic

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  • grantee: Texas A&M University
    amount: $49,839
    city: College Station, TX
    year: 2020

    To develop and evaluate a scalable mentoring program for diverse scholars early in their careers as economists

    • Program Research
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Danila Serra

    To develop and evaluate a scalable mentoring program for diverse scholars early in their careers as economists

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $250,000
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2020

    To provide accurate and timely labor market estimates that can inform policymaking and to develop novel methods for conducting economic and demographic surveys online

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator William Nordhaus

    To provide accurate and timely labor market estimates that can inform policymaking and to develop novel methods for conducting economic and demographic surveys online

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  • grantee: Innovations for Poverty Action
    amount: $246,466
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2020

    To help build a community of social scientists whose research produces new empirical methods that are both rigorous and widely applicable

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Empirical Economic Research Enablers (EERE)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Steven Glazerman

    To help build a community of social scientists whose research produces new empirical methods that are both rigorous and widely applicable

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $199,986
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2020

    To study the causal relationship between contact with minority groups and people’s attitudes, beliefs, and economic behaviors

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Leonardo Bursztyn

    To study the causal relationship between contact with minority groups and people’s attitudes, beliefs, and economic behaviors

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $49,999
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2020

    To devise and pilot interventions based on behavioral economics that enable surveys to produce population-representative estimates about sensitive subjects such as COVID-19 exposure

    • Program Research
    • Initiative Economic Analysis of Science and Technology (EAST)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Michael Greenstone

    To devise and pilot interventions based on behavioral economics that enable surveys to produce population-representative estimates about sensitive subjects such as COVID-19 exposure

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