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: Johns Hopkins University
    amount: $450,000
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2018

    To fund the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) to advance diversity and inclusion, and reduce diversity inequities throughout the academic career ladder in chemistry departments nationwide

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Rigoberto Hernandez

    The OXIDE project, based at the Johns Hopkins University, aims to advance diversity and inclusion throughout the academic career ladder in chemistry. OXIDE collects data, disseminates it to the broad chemistry community, and holds department chairs accountable for their success or failure to promote diversity in their departments. This “top-down” strategy to promote change has been shown to be successful for industry. OXIDE’s accountability strategy is largely executed at NDEW, the National Diversity Equity Workshop, an intensive two-day meeting that has been held biennially by OXIDE since 2011. Funds from this grant will support two more NDEWs, in 2019 and 2021, and the annual publication and dissemination of data on diversity equity statistics in chemistry for four years. OXIDE’s target objectives for the project period include the participation of approximately 60 chemistry department chairs in the biennial NDEW, an increase in chairs’ proficiency in the value proposition for advancing diversity and addressing known barriers to diversity equity; an increase in departmental efforts that are managed by the chair that advance local diversity equity outcomes; and a transition in organizational funding from heavy reliance on grant support to substantial reliance on funds provided by the institutions of the participants.

    To fund the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE) to advance diversity and inclusion, and reduce diversity inequities throughout the academic career ladder in chemistry departments nationwide

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  • grantee: New York Academy of Sciences
    amount: $401,144
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To expand the developing pilot program, Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT), to train 90 diverse, advanced doctoral students to lead institutional change through acquisition of strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and technical skills

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Stephanie Wortel-London

    Funds from this grant provide support for three years of continued operation of the New York Academy of Science’s Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) program. The program aims to provide leadership training to a yearly cohort of 30 early-career scientists drawn from members of the NYAS Science Alliance. Cohorts are intentionally selected to promote diversity and prior cohorts have included significant numbers of women and underrepresented minorities. Supported activities for each cohort include a five-day intensive workshop followed by monthly webinars for nine months to expand and reinforce leadership skills. Additional funds will support a longitudinal analysis of program participants to enable rigorous evaluation of program impacts.

    To expand the developing pilot program, Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT), to train 90 diverse, advanced doctoral students to lead institutional change through acquisition of strong entrepreneurial, interpersonal, and technical skills

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  • grantee: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagьez
    amount: $498,065
    city: Mayagьez, PR
    year: 2018

    To enhance the research skills and productivity of Ph.D. candidates in 8 STEM fields at UPR-Mayagьez to compensate for campus damage during Hurricane Maria (2017)

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Rodolfo Romaсach

    In 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico, devastating the island and disrupting most scientific research and education. Sloan responded by granting $4,000 to each of 35 chemical and chemical engineering graduate students at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagьez (UPRM) and Rio Piedras, allowing them to use the funds in whatever way they saw fit to best continue their educations. Disruptions continue, however, and this grant to the University of Puerto Rico provides enhanced funding to help doctoral STEM students continue their educations in the wake of Maria and Irma. Grant funds will allow 24 doctoral students to conduct research for four to six months at a collaborating mainland laboratory; support a lecture series at UPRM; and provide travel funds for faculty to attend scientific conferences and meetings and for graduate students to visit mainland campuses for supplementary mentoring, including practice job talks. Additional funds will support data collection and analysis that will allow evaluation of program impacts.

    To enhance the research skills and productivity of Ph.D. candidates in 8 STEM fields at UPR-Mayagьez to compensate for campus damage during Hurricane Maria (2017)

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $20,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2018

    To support a Summit for ~100 graduate students and 20-50 experienced researchers in economics from underrepresented groups to build tools and networks to support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Martha Olney

    To support a Summit for ~100 graduate students and 20-50 experienced researchers in economics from underrepresented groups to build tools and networks to support diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $2,870,643
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2018

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 3 renewal grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Christopher Smith

    This grant to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering funds three-year renewals for the University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of California, San Diego; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. UCEMs are the primary funding model for the Sloan Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) program. NACME provides the administrative and fiscal support for management of all Sloan funding for UCEMs. Funds granted to each UCEM are used primarily for $40,000 scholarships for underrepresented minority doctoral students. Between the three schools, an estimated 61 students will receive such scholarships over the next three years, with a similar number of “matching” students receiving support from each UCEM’s host institution. Additional grant funds support programmatic expenses associated with the recruitment, retention, and mentoring of these students and activities to promote their successful completion of graduate study.

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 3 renewal grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, San Diego and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • grantee: Brown University
    amount: $33,500
    city: Providence, RI
    year: 2018

    To support the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Conference providing early-career minority mathematicians with enhanced understanding of their field, networking with peers, and interactions with senior researchers

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Brendan Hassett

    To support the 2018 Blackwell-Tapia Conference providing early-career minority mathematicians with enhanced understanding of their field, networking with peers, and interactions with senior researchers

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  • grantee: Research Foundation of CUNY o/b/o Jay College of Criminal Justice
    amount: $124,991
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To develop a model educational program and supportive community for the persistence of women graduate students in STEM through the presentation of the play, “Truth Values,” with associated workshops, mentoring, and networking activities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Silvia Mazzula

    To develop a model educational program and supportive community for the persistence of women graduate students in STEM through the presentation of the play, “Truth Values,” with associated workshops, mentoring, and networking activities

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  • grantee: Social Science Research Council
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2017

    To pilot a small grants program establishing the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN) as a grant-making organization to incentivize Sloan Scholar participation, to support early academic-career Sloan graduates, and to create opportunities for informal mentoring

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Mary McDonnell

    To pilot a small grants program establishing the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN) as a grant-making organization to incentivize Sloan Scholar participation, to support early academic-career Sloan graduates, and to create opportunities for informal mentoring

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  • grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    amount: $50,000
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2017

    To support up to four undergraduate students planning for PhD programs from the University of Puerto Rico system for a semester (Spring 2018) of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Alan Grossman

    To support up to four undergraduate students planning for PhD programs from the University of Puerto Rico system for a semester (Spring 2018) of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $700,000
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2017

    To support a new Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) program at Duke University (combining $700,000 in new funding with $300,000 in unspent NACME funds)

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Minority Ph.D.
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Christopher Smith

    This award provides for the establishment of a new University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) to be hosted at Duke University. The heart of the Foundation’s longstanding Minority PhD program, UCEMs are campus-based initiatives that provide scholarships, faculty and peer mentoring, professional development activities, and seminars and other resources aimed at promoting underrepresented minority students’ (URMs’) successful completion of graduate study. The Duke University UCEM will encompass nine science and engineering departments: chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, statistical science, biomedical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering and materials science. Over the three-year grant period, 30 minority graduate students will be supported with $40,000 awards over and above their standard graduate student support packages, half from Sloan grant funds and half from Duke matching funds. In addition, UCEM faculty and administrators will enhance and expand their minority outreach, aiming for a 20% increase in URM applications and at least a 10% increase in URM matriculants to the UCEM-participating programs over the life of the grant. Other funded activities include a coordinated set of professional development and support activities for supported students, including mentorship, seminars, and networking opportunities.

    To support a new Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) University Center of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) program at Duke University (combining $700,000 in new funding with $300,000 in unspent NACME funds)

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