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 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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  • grantee: Social Science Research Council
    amount: $975,976
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2016

    To establish the structure, governance, and offerings of the Sloan Scholars Mentor Network for a three-year cycle, with an initial target audience of Sloan Scholar MPHD graduates in academic careers

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

    Since the Sloan Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) program began in 1995, more than 900 minority graduate students supported by the Foundation have received their Ph.D. in a STEM field. Some 450 more students are still making progress toward their degree. Funds from this grant to the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) support the establishment of a professional development network for alumni of the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program, with a particular emphasis on those alumni who have or will continue their scholarly work in positions as college or university faculty. Over the next three years, the SSRC will spearhead the creation of the Sloan Scholar Mentor Network, and will conduct a variety of activities to grow and strengthen the network and to ensure it delivers value to its members. These include studying alumni to understand their evolving needs as researchers and faculty members, and as underrepresented minorities in STEM; building a robust and active mentoring network; working to build a common identity among alumni; offering leadership training and support to help Sloan alumni become established as leaders in their fields and workplaces, and to prepare them to become change agents within their home institutions; and establishing evaluation procedures that will enable the network to increasingly deliver value to its members. Planned activities involve “meet and greet” events at universities and disciplinary meetings, a biennial conference for alumni, a recent Ph.D. retreat for postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty, the creation of an up-to-date directory, and a series of professional development webinars.

    To establish the structure, governance, and offerings of the Sloan Scholars Mentor Network for a three-year cycle, with an initial target audience of Sloan Scholar MPHD graduates in academic careers

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $105,258
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To support a workshop of ~30 research university teams to improve the recruitment, retention, and success of URM graduate students in STEM by studying strategies employed by peer institutions in the context of the team’s own challenges and aims

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

    To support a workshop of ~30 research university teams to improve the recruitment, retention, and success of URM graduate students in STEM by studying strategies employed by peer institutions in the context of the team’s own challenges and aims

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  • grantee: Syracuse University
    amount: $5,000
    city: Syracuse, NY
    year: 2015

    To  support fifteen undergraduate female physics students in the northeast United States to attend the 2016 American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Syracuse University

    • Program Higher Education
    • Initiative Professional Advancement of Underrepresented Groups
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator M. Manning

    To  support fifteen undergraduate female physics students in the northeast United States to attend the 2016 American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at Syracuse University

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  • grantee: University of Tennessee
    amount: $26,364
    city: Knoxville, TN
    year: 2015

    To support the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference providing early-career minority mathematicians with enhanced understanding of their field, networking with peers, and interactions with senior researchers

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

    To support the 2016 Blackwell-Tapia Conference providing early-career minority mathematicians with enhanced understanding of their field, networking with peers, and interactions with senior researchers

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  • grantee: University of Southern California
    amount: $99,284
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2015

    To hold a workshop to enhance African Americans’ participation in engineering education and the profession using a strengths-based, pathway approach

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

    To hold a workshop to enhance African Americans’ participation in engineering education and the profession using a strengths-based, pathway approach

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