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: 2015

    To provide $2 million for three awards to new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) in the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program

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

    Funds from this grant support the establishment of three University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring: one at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; one at the University of California, San Diego; and one at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. These centers will aim to increase the diversity of underrepresented minorities in STEM graduate education through providing fellowships, peer and faculty mentoring, professional development, and various other services to STEM graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups. Together, the three new grants will fund $40,000 scholarships to 61 Sloan UCEM Scholars over the course of three years. In addition, the three universities will provide full packages (tuition, stipend, fees) to these 61 UCEM Scholars and to 61 UCEM Institutional Match (IM) students. Additional funds will support a host of activities at the UCEMs aimed at helping minority students succeed in their graduate studies. The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering administers the program, disburses funds to the Sloan UCEM Scholars and universities, reports on student progress and finances, and monitors and enforces policies on student eligibility, nomination, expenditure rules, and time-to-degree expectations.

    To provide $2 million for three awards to new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) in the Sloan Minority Ph.D. Program

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  • grantee: Southern Regional Education Board
    amount: $999,645
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2015

    To provide Sloan Scholars and program directors in its Minority Ph.D. Program access and services at the annual meetings of SREB’s Institute for Teaching and Mentoring

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

    The Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) sponsors the Compact for Faculty Diversity’s Institute for Teaching and Mentoring (Institute), the largest gathering of minority doctoral students in the country. The yearly institute brings minority students together to help provide young scholars with the resources they need to succeed in graduate study and in their future careers in academia. In addition, the Institute provides scholars opportunities to meet one another, share knowledge, and discuss common problems and strategies to overcome them. The gathering is an effective and efficient gathering point for all those in the Sloan Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) program, including Sloan Scholars, program directors, program administrators, and faculty, as well as staff from Sloan and its administrative partners: the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and the Social Sciences Research Council. The number of Sloan participants has grown to over 15 percent of total attendees in the past three years, and the Institute totals now routinely exceed 1,000 per year. This grant provides four years of support to the Southern Regional Education Board to defray costs associated with hosting the Institute.

    To provide Sloan Scholars and program directors in its Minority Ph.D. Program access and services at the annual meetings of SREB’s Institute for Teaching and Mentoring

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  • grantee: Harvard University
    amount: $1,594,609
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2015

    To increase both the number of minority students entering top Ph.D. programs in economics and economics?related fields and the diversity of the economics faculties and work force

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

    This grant supports a project by Harvard University’s Department of Economics, in partnership with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and economists in other Harvard schools (e.g., the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health), to support 24 “student-years-worth” of post-baccalaureate training in mathematics and economics for very promising underrepresented minority (URM) students. Resources available to students through the program will include a paid research assistant position with a participating Harvard faculty member, up to four courses per year of undergraduate or graduate coursework, access to one of the math boot camps taken by entering graduate students in Harvard’s economics Ph.D. program, support for GRE preparation, travel funds to attend conferences; and peer and faculty mentoring. The project aims to increase the number of Ph.D. graduates in economics and related fields by 8 to 10 percent, and to serve as a model for other universities and institutions interested in increasing the representation of minorities within economics or other scientific fields.

    To increase both the number of minority students entering top Ph.D. programs in economics and economics?related fields and the diversity of the economics faculties and work force

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  • grantee: The Aspen Institute
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2015

    To support a national Native youth engagement strategy to ensure Native youth have new access to resources and support that help them succeed in higher education, especially making graduate programs more of a reality

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

    To support a national Native youth engagement strategy to ensure Native youth have new access to resources and support that help them succeed in higher education, especially making graduate programs more of a reality

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  • grantee: University of Iowa
    amount: $105,000
    city: Iowa City, IA
    year: 2015

    To increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences

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

    To increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who earn doctoral degrees in the mathematical sciences

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  • grantee: Computing Research Association
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To provide support enabling approximately 16 PhD graduate students to attend the 2015 CRA-­Women Grad Cohort in San Francisco, CA on April 10-11, 2015

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

    To provide support enabling approximately 16 PhD graduate students to attend the 2015 CRA-­Women Grad Cohort in San Francisco, CA on April 10-11, 2015

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  • grantee: Social Science Research Council
    amount: $125,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2014

    To develop plans for a MPHD Alumni Mentoring Network and pilot a limited number of activities and professional development opportunities for graduates of the Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) Program with an initial focus on those who have positions in higher education

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

    To develop plans for a MPHD Alumni Mentoring Network and pilot a limited number of activities and professional development opportunities for graduates of the Minority Ph.D. (MPHD) Program with an initial focus on those who have positions in higher education

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  • grantee: University of Texas, Austin
    amount: $124,949
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2014

    To better understand the historical development of IT education in the United States and its role in creating a diverse workforce

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

    To better understand the historical development of IT education in the United States and its role in creating a diverse workforce

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  • grantee: Association of American Colleges and Universities
    amount: $50,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To use AAC&U’s Centennial to shine a light on the current deep quality divides and the urgent equity imperative in American higher education—with special attention to the essential learning outcomes and evidence-based high impact teaching and learning practices that work in STEM education

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

    To use AAC&U’s Centennial to shine a light on the current deep quality divides and the urgent equity imperative in American higher education—with special attention to the essential learning outcomes and evidence-based high impact teaching and learning practices that work in STEM education

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $2,071,038
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2014

    To provide scholarship funds for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) for three years, to be managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

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

    This grant provides scholarship funds for an anticipated 59 master’s and 20 Ph.D. students to be recruited and enrolled over the next three years by the four institutional partners in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership, a national network of four educational institutions that aim to increase the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives that obtain postgraduate degrees in STEM fields. The following is the expected breakdown of scholarships by campus:  $385,200 to the University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks); $712,500 to the University of Arizona; $620,000 to the Montana University system; and $353,338 to Purdue University.  Scholarships in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership are administered and disbursed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

    To provide scholarship funds for the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) for three years, to be managed by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering

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