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: $2,000,000
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2017

    To provide scholarship support for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) enabling consortium members to recruit, support, and graduate Indigenous students earning graduate degrees in STEM disciplines

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Christopher Smith

    Funds from this grant provide scholarships to three years of cohorts of M.S. and Ph.D. students participating in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership. Supported students are American Indian or Alaska Native scholars enrolled in graduate degree programs in STEM fields at one of the SIGP’s four participating campus systems: Purdue University, the University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks), the University of Arizona, and the Montana University System (University of Montana, Montana State University, and Montana Tech). Recruitment targets for the next three period include 20 new Native American Ph.D. students and 59 Native American master’s students, of whom 47 will be funded through Sloan funds and 12 will supported by matching funds from SIGP schools. Additional funds support administrative and financial management services provided by NACME, including processing of scholarship applications, EFT forms, and scholarship payments to three new cohorts of SIGP students; tracking scholars’ progression to graduation and recording first employment; participating in select AISES conferences where SIGP program meetings take place; maintaining working relationships with SIGP students, program directors, and program staff at all participating campuses; and reporting twice annually to Sloan on recruitment, retention, and graduation data.

    To provide scholarship support for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) enabling consortium members to recruit, support, and graduate Indigenous students earning graduate degrees in STEM disciplines

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  • grantee: Purdue University
    amount: $383,754
    city: West Lafayette, IN
    year: 2017

    To recruit, support, and graduate Indigenous students earning graduate degrees in STEM disciplines through the consortial efforts of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP)

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Kevin Gibson

    Funds from this grant support efforts to coordinate activities between the four campus systems of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP): the University of Arizona, Purdue University, the University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks), and the Montana University System (University of Montana, Montana State University, and Montana Tech). Goals for the SIGP over the three year grant period include recruitment of 20 new Native American Ph.D. students and 59 Native American M.S. students, an increase in the visibility of SIGP as a national resource for institutions seeking to improve Native American graduate student success in STEM fields; growth in the number of faculty (Native and non-Native) who are knowledgeable about the best practices for mentoring Native students, maintenance of high retention and graduation rates for students in the program, and improved engagement and presence of the SIGP on social media.  Grant funds support administrative and programmatic expenses associated with these goals. Funds for student scholarships over this period are provided through a separate grant to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).

    To recruit, support, and graduate Indigenous students earning graduate degrees in STEM disciplines through the consortial efforts of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP)

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  • grantee: Gordon Research Conferences
    amount: $20,000
    city: West Kingston, RI
    year: 2016

    To support partial travel and fees for 27 underrepresented participants to attend the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) focused on improving diversity, equity, and learning

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

    To support partial travel and fees for 27 underrepresented participants to attend the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) focused on improving diversity, equity, and learning

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  • grantee: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
    amount: $125,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2016

    To increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduate programs in mathematics

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

    To increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduate programs in mathematics

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  • grantee: American Indian Science and Engineering Society
    amount: $10,000
    city: Albuquerque, NM
    year: 2016

    To provide partial support for the Undergraduate Research Competition at the 2016 AISES National Conference

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

    To provide partial support for the Undergraduate Research Competition at the 2016 AISES National Conference

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  • grantee: American Society for Engineering Education
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To convene a planning meeting and small conference catalyzing activities within the Engineering Transitions to Inclusive and Diverse Environments (E-TIDE) Alliance

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

    To convene a planning meeting and small conference catalyzing activities within the Engineering Transitions to Inclusive and Diverse Environments (E-TIDE) Alliance

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $110,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To provide partial support for a study to gather, analyze, and disseminate the evidence on the most promising retention and completion strategies and practices at US minority-serving institutions (MSIs)

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Thomas Rudin

    To provide partial support for a study to gather, analyze, and disseminate the evidence on the most promising retention and completion strategies and practices at US minority-serving institutions (MSIs)

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  • grantee: Genetics Society of America
    amount: $10,000
    city: Bethesda, MD
    year: 2016

    To provide partial travel awards to 20 URM doctoral students in genetics to participate in The Allied Genetics Conference, July 13-17 in Orlando, FL

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Elizabeth Ruedi

    To provide partial travel awards to 20 URM doctoral students in genetics to participate in The Allied Genetics Conference, July 13-17 in Orlando, FL

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $30,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2016

    To support post-workshop activities that explore the desirability and feasibility of adapting the UK’s Athena SWAN diversity initiative for use in US institutions

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Shirley Malcom

    To support post-workshop activities that explore the desirability and feasibility of adapting the UK’s Athena SWAN diversity initiative for use in US institutions

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $3,300,000
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2016

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 1 Renewal Grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and The Pennsylvania State University

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

    In 2013, the Foundation made grants to Cornel University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and The Pennsylvania State University for the establishment and operation of three University Centers for Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs). Part of the Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. program, UCEMs are coordinated, campus-wide initiatives aimed at promoting the success of STEM graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups. UCEMs provide minority graduate students with a host of different benefits, including $40,000 in direct fellowship support for selected students, peer and faculty mentoring, seminars on various aspects of graduate life, a variety of professional development activities, and programs aimed at recruiting and retaining talented minority graduate students. Funds from this grant provide three years of continued operational support for the UCEMs at Cornell, Georgia Tech, and Penn State. Grant funds are administered and dispersed by the Foundation’s agent, the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME). Additional funds from this grant will be used by NACME for evaluation and analysis of UCEM progress and to facilitate travel and information-gathering.

    To support the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program (MPHD) through Phase 1 Renewal Grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) at Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and The Pennsylvania State University

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