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: NumFOCUS
    amount: $706,608
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2016

    To improve teaching and research in quantitative economics by developing codebases and other resources that are compelling, open, and reproducible

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

    Funds from this grant provide three years of support for the continued development of QuantEcon.org, an online resource for code, data, tutorials, and lectures on quantitative economic modeling. The brainchild of economists John Stachurski of Australian National University and Thomas Sargent of New York University, QuantEcon provides open source modules for economists seeking to model a variety of economic phenomena, covering topics from asset pricing to optimal savings. Grant funds will support a variety of improvements to the site, including the addition of 20 new lectures, an innovative data portal, an open notebook archive, and expanded code libraries. Additional funds will support efforts to move the site toward independent sustainability and to connect its offerings to other economic research institutions. Funds for the development of QuantEcon have been granted to NUMFocus, a nonprofit organization that provides administrative, operational, and strategic support to scientific software projects.

    To improve teaching and research in quantitative economics by developing codebases and other resources that are compelling, open, and reproducible

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $19,460
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To compile, edit, and workshop the first Handbook in Behavioral Economics

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

    To compile, edit, and workshop the first Handbook in Behavioral Economics

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $996,922
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2016

    To conduct research and professional training on the theory and global practice of macroprudential regulation

    • Program Economics
    • Initiative Financial and Institutional Modeling in Macroeconomics (FIMM)
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Andrew Metrick

    This grant provides support to the Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS), a research and professional training program that exposes financial regulators to the best current theory and global practice in macroprudential regulation. Grant funds provide three years of support for the program’s summer school. Supported activities include a two-week Systemic Risk Symposium that brings regulators together with senior researchers to analyze past cases of regulatory intervention in such areas as asset crashes, liquidity crises, and the shadow banking sector; an academic conference on Fighting a Financial Crisis in which program participants serve as discussants of new, cutting-edge academic research; a Ph.D. dissertation workshop to expose students to regulatory datasets and career paths; and a Financial Crisis Forum that brings in highly regarded financial regulators like Ben Bernanke, Tim Geithner, Hank Paulson, and Stanley Fisher to discuss macroprudential regulation and the challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of effective regulatory intervention during financial crises.   Led by Professor Andrew Metrick, the Yale Program on Financial Stability is the only program of its kind. Its continued success holds the potential to build bridges between the academic and regulatory communities, spur further research, and equip the next generation of financial regulators with the tools they need to better fight future financial crises.

    To conduct research and professional training on the theory and global practice of macroprudential regulation

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $790,740
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2016

    To support the NBER Summer Institute

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Janet Currie

    The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute is arguably the most important and influential annual event for empirical economists. This grant to NBER provides partial organizational and administrative funding for the Summer Institute for the next three years. The Summer Institute is a three-week academic festival. Over 2,400 economists participate in at least one of over 50 workshops. Directors of NBER’s 20 programs organize overlapping tracks that cover labor, aging, health, and other traditional subjects. In addition, special working groups meet at the Summer Institute to exchange ideas, discuss recent scholarly work, and identify promising new topics for study. Many prominent research results are first presented at the Institute, some in preliminary form that benefit from the intense discussion both during and after a workshop. There are also popular plenary sessions, such as the annual Feldstein Lecture and the Sloan-funded Methods Lecture. In addition to general support for the Institute, grant funds will be used to videotape sessions for wider distribution and for scholarships that underwrite the participation of emerging scholars from underrepresented groups.

    To support the NBER Summer Institute

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  • grantee: American Friends of the Hebrew University
    amount: $14,800
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To support broad participation by behavioral and experimental economists in the Economic Science Association’s annual conference

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

    To support broad participation by behavioral and experimental economists in the Economic Science Association’s annual conference

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $124,994
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2015

    To strengthen a new postdoctoral program for interdisciplinary work on data science by including a position for a quantitative social scientist

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

    To strengthen a new postdoctoral program for interdisciplinary work on data science by including a position for a quantitative social scientist

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  • grantee: Duke University
    amount: $108,903
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2015

    To develop, test, document, and release methods for increasing data quality and decreasing disclosure risk in household datasets for public or restricted use

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

    To develop, test, document, and release methods for increasing data quality and decreasing disclosure risk in household datasets for public or restricted use

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  • grantee: Behavioral Science & Policy Association
    amount: $19,700
    city: Durham, NC
    year: 2015

    To promote cooperation between behavioral researchers and policy practitioners

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

    To promote cooperation between behavioral researchers and policy practitioners

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $20,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2015

    To launch an active and diverse study group on behavioral macroeconomics

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

    To launch an active and diverse study group on behavioral macroeconomics

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  • grantee: University College London
    amount: $50,000
    city: London, United Kingdom
    year: 2015

    To launch a carefully curated and edited blog that will make insights from microeconomic research more widely and popularly accessible

    • Program Economics
    • Sub-program Economic Institutions, Behavior, & Performance
    • Investigator Richard Blundell

    To launch a carefully curated and edited blog that will make insights from microeconomic research more widely and popularly accessible

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