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: Foundation for California Community Colleges
    amount: $25,000
    city: Sacramento, CA
    year: 2022

    To expand the community of higher education practitioners and leaders through teaching and learning innovations and systems change

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Marisa Cheung

    To expand the community of higher education practitioners and leaders through teaching and learning innovations and systems change

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $626,629
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2022

    To develop and facilitate a multi-faceted learning community for Sloan’s Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education grantees, embedded within the AAAS SEA Change Initiative

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Travis York

    This grant supports the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to design, launch, and facilitate a learning community for grantees in Sloan’s Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education initiative, which seeks to develop pathways for Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/x students from Minority Serving Institutions to STEM graduate programs across the country. Grant funds will allow AAAS to integrate Sloan grantees into the organization’s successful SEA Change initiative, which aims to make diversity, equity, and inclusion normative in STEM higher education through a proven model of systemic reform. Activities delivered through the AAAS “Port of Call” platform will support Sloan principal investigators and their project teams in reaching their project goals. Such activities include community discussion groups; quarterly video conferences; up to four live courses per year; and various forms of engagement with fellow Sloan grantees, SEA Change members, AAAS staff, and leading experts in the field. In-person networking will be facilitated via an annual grantee meeting adjacent to existing AAAS programming, and grantees will be invited to attend award ceremonies, networking receptions, and other events at the AAAS annual meeting.

    To develop and facilitate a multi-faceted learning community for Sloan’s Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education grantees, embedded within the AAAS SEA Change Initiative

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  • grantee: American Council on Education
    amount: $249,893
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2022

    To create a portfolio of practice-based work on graduate education pathways based on ACE’s seminal study, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Hironao Okahana

    To create a portfolio of practice-based work on graduate education pathways based on ACE’s seminal study, Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education

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  • grantee: Geochemical Society
    amount: $10,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2022

    To explore environmental topics including water resource management, wildfires, and climate change's impact on indigenous communities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Adina Paytan

    To explore environmental topics including water resource management, wildfires, and climate change's impact on indigenous communities

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  • grantee: American Geophysical Union
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2022

    To gather a broad cross-section of the geoscience community, as well as scholars and practitioners across disciplines to advance racial justice in geoscience

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Benjamin Keisling

    To gather a broad cross-section of the geoscience community, as well as scholars and practitioners across disciplines to advance racial justice in geoscience

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  • grantee: Eckerd College
    amount: $249,723
    city: Saint Petersburg, FL
    year: 2022

    To create the Eckerd Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (E-STEM) Scholarship Program to recruit and support Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students who aspire to a STEM graduate degree and career

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Laura Wetzel

    To create the Eckerd Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (E-STEM) Scholarship Program to recruit and support Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students who aspire to a STEM graduate degree and career

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  • grantee: University of Southern California
    amount: $563,088
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2022

    To create a national Consortium of graduate programs that collaborate to advance equity in graduate education with a focus on strengthening recruitment, admission, mentoring, and the well-being of historically excluded groups

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Julie Posselt

    This grant provides support for the Equity in Graduate Education Consortium, led by Dr. Julie Posselt at the University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education. The Consortium brings together change-ready universities, graduate programs, and leaders to align policies and practices with commitments to equity and inclusion. Building off the successful California Consortium for Inclusive Doctoral Education (C-CIDE),  grant funds will allow Posselt’s team to develop a tiered membership model for the expanded consortium; host activities, including a workshop series and training for campus-based facilitators; create new modules, curricula, and facilitation guides; develop a framework for enacting systemic change in graduate education; and work with their new and existing institutional partners to create equity action plans tailored to the needs and circumstances of each university. In addition to other public and private universities, participating campuses include Sloan’s University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring institutions.

    To create a national Consortium of graduate programs that collaborate to advance equity in graduate education with a focus on strengthening recruitment, admission, mentoring, and the well-being of historically excluded groups

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $1,373,081
    city: Alexandria, VA
    year: 2022

    To support operations of the Alfred P. Sloan UCEM Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, San Diego

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Carmen Sidbury

    The Sloan University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) initiative is a series of grants to universities around the country that are working to transform graduate education to better attract, enroll, and graduate Black, Indigenous, and Latina/o/x doctoral students in STEM fields. Grant funds primarily provide direct support to graduate students to be used in support of their studies. The remaining funds support a diverse and interrelated set of activities and resources designed to create an equitable, inclusive, and supportive educational environment conducive to successful doctoral completion and subsequent career success. The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering acts as the Foundation’s partner and fiscal steward for the program. This grant provides three years of continued support to the UCEMs housed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, San Diego.

    To support operations of the Alfred P. Sloan UCEM Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of California, San Diego

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  • grantee: University of Kansas Center for Research
    amount: $500,000
    city: Lawrence, KS
    year: 2022

    To pilot an SIGP program at the University of Kansas that will recruit, retain, and graduate Indigenous students in STEM undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Kansas and its partner institution, Haskell Indian Nations University

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Joseph Brewer

    This grant supports Joseph Brewer and a largely Indigenous-led project team at the University of Kansas (KU) to improve Indigenous representation in the STEM professoriate and workforce by piloting a Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) program at their university. SIGP is a coalition of nine higher education institutions devoted to creating and sustaining inclusive, connected, and supportive educational environments conducive to successful advanced degree completion and subsequent career success for Indigenous students. Brewer and project team member Melinda Adams are themselves SIGP alumni. Grant funds will support the Kansas team in providing robust funding packages for SIGP Sloan Scholars; developing and offering training and resources to university faculty to improve their skills and abilities in mentoring Indigenous students; creating a supportive community for Indigenous graduate students, and establishing and broadening support networks for all Indigenous students at KU; and engaging with the national SIGP team to support the adoption of best practices for supporting Indigenous students. A central feature of the project is the development of a Sloan Undergraduate Scholars Program via KU’s existing partnership with Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU). This partnership will bolster efforts to connect STEM-specific pathways between HINU and KU and facilitate a near-peer mentoring program, with SIGP scholars at KU serving as mentors to SUSP scholars at HINU.

    To pilot an SIGP program at the University of Kansas that will recruit, retain, and graduate Indigenous students in STEM undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Kansas and its partner institution, Haskell Indian Nations University

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  • grantee: STEM Next Opportunity Fund
    amount: $50,000
    city: San Diego, CA
    year: 2022

    To build a Fellow Network of 10 Fellows placed across Federal Agencies and Offices

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Ron Ottinger

    To build a Fellow Network of 10 Fellows placed across Federal Agencies and Offices

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