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: California Ocean Science Trust
    amount: $103,448
    city: Sacramento, CA
    year: 2021

    To develop replicable positive ways to advance DEI in coastal and marine sciences towards a vision of a diverse and inclusive science-policy workforce

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Lida Teneva

    To develop replicable positive ways to advance DEI in coastal and marine sciences towards a vision of a diverse and inclusive science-policy workforce

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  • grantee: University of Houston
    amount: $177,520
    city: Houston, TX
    year: 2021

    To understand potential bias in external review letters (ERLs) in the promotion and tenure (P&T) processes for underrepresented minority (URM) and women faculty

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Paula Short

    To understand potential bias in external review letters (ERLs) in the promotion and tenure (P&T) processes for underrepresented minority (URM) and women faculty

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  • grantee: Eckerd College
    amount: $49,960
    city: Saint Petersburg, FL
    year: 2021

    To develop a pilot project that will build a pipeline for under-represented students who pursue STEM doctoral degrees

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

    To develop a pilot project that will build a pipeline for under-represented students who pursue STEM doctoral degrees

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $1,000,000
    city: Alexandria, VA
    year: 2021

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 4 renewal grant for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Duke University

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

    The University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) program is a series of three-year grants to eight universities around the country that are working to transform graduate education to better serve Black, LatinX, and Indigenous 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 but interrelated set of resources designed to create an inclusive, connected, and supportive educational environment conducive to successful doctoral completion and subsequent career success.  These include faculty and peer mentoring, networking events, professional development seminars and resources, access to resilience counseling, a five-week research immersion program for incoming graduate students, and much more.   This grant provides three years of continued support to the UCEM housed at Duke University.  In addition to continuing its prior activities, the Duke UCEM team plans to implement new initiatives over the three year grant term to bring more academic departments at Duke into the UCEM and to further institutionalize the center’s recruitment and support activities as core functions at the university. The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering acts as the Foundation’s partner and fiscal steward for the program: verifying student eligibility, administering stipends, and collecting and tracking data on UCEM expenditures and outcomes.

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 4 renewal grant for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Duke University

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  • grantee: National Academy of Engineering
    amount: $249,296
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2021

    To provide actionable insights to the engineering education community about existing and potential new approaches for increasing the number of URM engineering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students and faculty in US colleges and universities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Elizabeth Cady

    To provide actionable insights to the engineering education community about existing and potential new approaches for increasing the number of URM engineering undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students and faculty in US colleges and universities

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  • grantee: University of Southern California
    amount: $249,360
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2021

    To create and deliver a 12-month racial equity leadership academy for 250 engineering and computer science department chairs at colleges and universities across the United States

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Shaun Harper

    To create and deliver a 12-month racial equity leadership academy for 250 engineering and computer science department chairs at colleges and universities across the United States

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $943,547
    city: Alexandria, VA
    year: 2020

    To support scholarships and program expenses for a one-year renewal  to the Phase 3 UCEMs (MIT, UCSD and UIUC) as part of a COVID-19 mitigation effort

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Michele Lezama

    Campuses participating in the Foundation’s University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEM) program are on a three-year funding cycle.  The rigorous grant renewal process includes the compilation and analysis of detailed metrics on performance, development of plans for the next three-year cycle, and intensive site visits by Sloan Foundation staff and advisors to observe the operation of the UCEM and interview key stakeholders.  Three (of eight) participating UCEM campuses—at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of California, San Diego—were scheduled to submit their renewal applications in late 2020, with a funding decision to be made in early 2021.  Disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made this timeline unrealistic. As an emergency measure, the Foundation decided to continue funding each of the above-mentioned UCEMs for a period of one year and allow them to submit two-year renewal applications in late 2021, with a decision to be made in early 2022.  This grant, to be administered by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, provides funds for this purpose.

    To support scholarships and program expenses for a one-year renewal  to the Phase 3 UCEMs (MIT, UCSD and UIUC) as part of a COVID-19 mitigation effort

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  • grantee: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    amount: $239,972
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2020

    To increase the number of Black research mathematicians and statisticians by increasing individual faculty research productivity through participation in the MSRI ADJOINT program

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in STEM Higher Education
    • Investigator Helene Barcelo

    To increase the number of Black research mathematicians and statisticians by increasing individual faculty research productivity through participation in the MSRI ADJOINT program

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $125,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2020

    To support DEI within STEMM professional societies by adapting, piloting, and refining the AAAS SEA Change framework and making it available to associations through online training modules and other dissemination vehicles

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

    To support DEI within STEMM professional societies by adapting, piloting, and refining the AAAS SEA Change framework and making it available to associations through online training modules and other dissemination vehicles

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  • grantee: Purdue University
    amount: $99,325
    city: West Lafayette, IN
    year: 2020

    To support the Graduate Schools at Cornell and Purdue to offer programming across the Sloan UCEM and SIGP sites amidst the twin crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national reckoning with structural racism driven by the Black Lives Matter movement

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

    To support the Graduate Schools at Cornell and Purdue to offer programming across the Sloan UCEM and SIGP sites amidst the twin crises of the Covid-19 pandemic and the national reckoning with structural racism driven by the Black Lives Matter movement

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