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: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $4,518,400
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2009

    To fund new obligations in the Minority Ph.D. Program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010

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

    During 2009 we will be conducting a full review of our program for STEM Education for Underrepresented Groups, especially the Minority Ph.D. Program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program. However, in order to avoid interrupting these programs while we conduct this review, we seek approval of funds that NACME will need to fund expected new obligations incurred during the 2009-10 academic year. NACME administers these two programs on a day-to-day basis, paying and monitoring both student scholarships and grants to campuses in the feeder component of the Minority Ph.D. program and to two special cases within that program. Grants to the campuses that participate in the Indigenous Graduate Partnership are not administered by NACME. Even while we review these programs, we are making the following immediate changes: Reducing the cost of the two programs by about 20% and imposing a cap on their spending. For AY 2009-10, the cap will be 100 new scholarships in the Minority Ph.D. program (compared to a target in recent years of 120) and 25 in the Indigenous Graduate Program compared to 33 in the current academic year. Tying each grant to NACME to a particular academic year cohort of students and to grants administered by NACME that are approved within the academic year. All renewal grants to universities that are administered by NACME will, for this year, be held to one year.

    To fund new obligations in the Minority Ph.D. Program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Program from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $34,320
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2008

    To supplement previous finding for a technical legal assistance workshop to help universities implement diversity programs

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Daryl Chubin

    To supplement previous finding for a technical legal assistance workshop to help universities implement diversity programs

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  • grantee: MentorNet
    amount: $98,500
    city: Sunnyvale, CA
    year: 2008

    To enable MentorNet to conduct strategic planning

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator David Porush

    To enable MentorNet to conduct strategic planning

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  • grantee: University of New Mexico
    amount: $61,002
    city: Albuquerque, NM
    year: 2008

    To conduct feasibility study for a program to expand participation of underrepresented minorities in the earth sciences

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Yemane Asmerom

    To conduct feasibility study for a program to expand participation of underrepresented minorities in the earth sciences

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $45,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2008

    To fund a technical legal assistance workshop to help universities implement diversity programs

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Daryl Chubin

    To fund a technical legal assistance workshop to help universities implement diversity programs

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $456,400
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2008

    To enable the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to continue administering the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program and American Indian Graduate Program for an additional three years

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

    To enable the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to continue administering the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program and American Indian Graduate Program for an additional three years

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  • grantee: Appropriation
    amount: $770,000
    city:  
    year: 2008

    To launch a Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship Pilot Program.

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

    To launch a Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship Pilot Program.

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  • grantee: Appropriation
    amount: $250,000
    city:  
    year: 2008

    To fund small projects that will encourage universities and colleges to collect and use data related to student completion rates and time-to-degree.

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

    In March 2008, the Board of Trustees approved the expenditure of up to $250,000 to fund small projects to encourage colleges and universities to collect and use data on student completion rates and time-to-degree. The following grants were made against this previously authorized fund.

    To fund small projects that will encourage universities and colleges to collect and use data related to student completion rates and time-to-degree.

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  • grantee: Southern Regional Education Board
    amount: $123,309
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2008

    To fund the 2008 Biennial Conference of Program Directors in the Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. and American Indian Graduate Programs

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

    To fund the 2008 Biennial Conference of Program Directors in the Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. and American Indian Graduate Programs

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  • grantee: University of Alaska, Anchorage
    amount: $240,000
    city: Anchorage, AK
    year: 2008

    To launch and fund the first three years of an American Indian Graduate Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Herb Schroeder

    To launch and fund the first three years of an American Indian Graduate Program at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks

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