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: American Physical Society
    amount: $49,500
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2019

    To provide three years of support for a keynote lecture and associated activities at the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) while the Society builds an endowment for the “Millie Dresselhaus Fund for Science and Society”

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Theodore Hodapp

    To provide three years of support for a keynote lecture and associated activities at the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) while the Society builds an endowment for the “Millie Dresselhaus Fund for Science and Society”

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  • grantee: Brookings Institution
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To provide partial support for the second Sadie T. M. Alexander Conference for Black Women in Economics and Related Fields, a professional development event for 200+ participants in February 2020

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator David Wessel

    To provide partial support for the second Sadie T. M. Alexander Conference for Black Women in Economics and Related Fields, a professional development event for 200+ participants in February 2020

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  • grantee: The University of Chicago
    amount: $250,000
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2019

    To increase the diversity of the professoriate in computing at research universities through the FLIP Alliance, as a means to diversify the entire field

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Valerie Taylor

    To increase the diversity of the professoriate in computing at research universities through the FLIP Alliance, as a means to diversify the entire field

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  • grantee: Council of Graduate Schools
    amount: $157,881
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To address a gap in the STEM community’s understanding of graduate student mental health and wellness that creates special barriers to degree completion and success for underrepresented minorities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Suzanne Ortega

    To address a gap in the STEM community’s understanding of graduate student mental health and wellness that creates special barriers to degree completion and success for underrepresented minorities

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  • grantee: American Geophysical Union
    amount: $930,200
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To address sexual harassment and other related matters that affect gender inclusion through new educational resources and validated measurement tools

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Billy Williams

    Funds from this grant support a major initiative by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to increase gender inclusion and reduce sexual and gender harassment in the academic STEM research community, generally, and in the geosciences in particular. Partnering with the National Center for Professional Research Ethics (NCPRE), the AGU will expand the influential SOURCE assessment system, a series of tools and services that allow universities to assess their research ethics climates at the departmental level and to benchmark their own practices against those of their institutional peers. AGU will work with NCPRE to expand and adapt SOURCE so it can be used to effectively assess university work environments for their degree of gender inclusion and their tolerance of sexual or gender harassing behaviors. AGU and NCPRE will then work to raise awareness of the new SOURCE capabilities and to spur adoption by universities. In addition, AGU will launch several new services aimed at helping its members implement more effective anti-sexual harassment policies and inculcate more thriving cultures of gender inclusion. This will include yearly training workshops, production of a series of scenario-based web videos that provide practical training for dealing with issues of sexual harassment and gender exclusivity, and a leadership development program with an emphasis on effectively leading on ethics, diversity, and inclusion issues.

    To address sexual harassment and other related matters that affect gender inclusion through new educational resources and validated measurement tools

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  • grantee: Social Science Research Council
    amount: $2,200,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To provide mentoring, networking and professional development services to Sloan MPHD graduates through the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN), and to review the impacts of the SSMN and MPHD as Sloan Scholars move through their careers

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

    Operated by the Social Science Research Council, the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN) is an alumni organization for graduates of Sloan’s Minority Ph.D. program. SSMN provides networking and continued professional development opportunities for those alumni who continue to work in academia. The network also provides a means for the Foundation to follow the careers of program graduates and thus to help in assessing its impact. SSMN offerings include a directory with up-to-date information on the 1,124 graduates of the Minority Ph.D. program, a digital newsletter featuring relevant community news as well as long-form interviews and short spotlight pieces highlighting the achievements of Sloan Scholar alumni, a boot camp for early-career academics, a skill-development webinar series, a biennial leadership program for tenured alumni, and a grants program that provides travel or research funding for selected program graduates. Additional funds will support initial work exploring whether and how the network might be expanded to provide services to the roughly 40 percent of Sloan alumni who work outside academia.

    To provide mentoring, networking and professional development services to Sloan MPHD graduates through the Sloan Scholars Mentoring Network (SSMN), and to review the impacts of the SSMN and MPHD as Sloan Scholars move through their careers

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  • grantee: Spelman College
    amount: $655,936
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2019

    To address the scarcity of Black women who earn degrees in economics, and grow the number of Black women economists in the professoriate

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Marionette Holmes

    According to the American Economic Association, only 15 Black Americans received a Ph.D. in economics in 2016. Of those 15, only five were women. This grant supports an effort by Spelman College to meaningfully improve those numbers through a set of interrelated initiatives designed to instill in black undergraduate women an interest in economics as a profession and prepare them to succeed in graduate study in the field. Funded activities include a summer bridge program for incoming freshmen aimed at strengthening participants’ core mathematical competencies; a distinguished speaker series featuring successful women of color who have made a career in economics; initiatives designed to improve the chances of successful application to an economics graduate program, including a journal club, GRE prep training, and a summer program that would provide economic research experience; and facilitated discussions of the challenges women and women of color face in white-male-dominated environments. The program will be supplemented with a scholarship fund that will ensure equal access to program offerings regardless of students’ economic circumstances. Grant funds will support these and associated administrative costs for three years.

    To address the scarcity of Black women who earn degrees in economics, and grow the number of Black women economists in the professoriate

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  • grantee: Purdue University
    amount: $25,632
    city: West Lafayette, IN
    year: 2019

    To develop a robust program at SUNY ESF to support indigenous STEM scholars and to integrate into and contribute to the national SIGP

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Kevin Gibson

    To develop a robust program at SUNY ESF to support indigenous STEM scholars and to integrate into and contribute to the national SIGP

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  • grantee: American Physical Society
    amount: $161,124
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2019

    To support two conferences that seek to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students who are well-prepared for doctoral programs and who complete PhDs in the physical sciences

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Theodore Hodapp

    To support two conferences that seek to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM) students who are well-prepared for doctoral programs and who complete PhDs in the physical sciences

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $500,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To provide institutions of higher education with the information they need to continue enhancing diversity efforts in ways that are mission-aligned and legally sustainable

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Shirley Malcom

    The Handbook on Diversity and the Law: Navigating a Complex Landscape to Foster Greater Faculty and Student Diversity in Higher Education is a comprehensive handbook for college and university administrators that provides practical, actionable guidance on how to design effective, legally compliant programs that advance diversity. Originally produced in 2010 with the help of a Sloan Foundation grant, the Handbook needs an update that reflects the myriad changes to the legal landscape since its publication. This grant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides funding for that purpose.   The Handbook on Diversity and the Law Edition 2 will add descriptions and analyses of recent court and agency decisions and changes to federal policy; provide new suggestions for process management, governance, structural barrier removal, and communications; and operationalize these resources through new user-friendly tools and training materials.

    To provide institutions of higher education with the information they need to continue enhancing diversity efforts in ways that are mission-aligned and legally sustainable

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