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: Purdue University
    amount: $328,961
    city: West Lafayette, IN
    year: 2014

    To increase the number of indigenous Americans obtaining advanced degrees in STEM disciplines and to develop the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) as a national network

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

    This grant provides support to Purdue University for its administrative, organizational, and infrastructure costs associated with the continued operation of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP), a national network of four universities and university systems that aim to increase the number of indigenous Americans and Alaska Natives that obtain postgraduate degrees in STEM fields.  Over the next three years the SIGP institutions—Purdue University, University of Arizona, the University of Alaska (Anchorage and Fairbanks), and the University of Montana system (University of Montana, Montana Tech, and Montana State University)—plan to recruit 59 talented American Indian or Native Alaska students into STEM master’s programs and 20 students into STEM Ph.D. programs.  Grant funds will support SIGP partner institutions as they engage in various administrative and infrastructure-building activities over the next three years, including community-building; collection, sharing, and analysis of data on student outcomes and programmatic effectiveness; and the launch of a new intercampus student exchange program.  Scholarship funds for students supported through the SIGP program are provided through a separate grant to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

    To increase the number of indigenous Americans obtaining advanced degrees in STEM disciplines and to develop the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) as a national network

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $674,737
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2014

    To continue managing the Sloan Foundation’s Minority Graduate Scholarship Programs for an additional three years

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

    This grant provides three years of continuing support to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to administer scholarships for graduate students supported through the Foundation’s Minority Ph.D. program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership.  Funded activities include the timely execution of scholarship payments, accurate accounting of scholarship disbursements and balances, data collection on supported students, filing regular reports to the Foundation on scholarship disbursements, maintenance of the program’s website and associated forms, and the production of a series of webinars aimed at supported scholars.

    To continue managing the Sloan Foundation’s Minority Graduate Scholarship Programs for an additional three years

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  • grantee: University of Washington
    amount: $45,987
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2014

    To write a review paper that identifies the reasons for women's underrepresentation in computing and provides recommendations for the most promising ways to remedy this underrepresentation

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

    To write a review paper that identifies the reasons for women's underrepresentation in computing and provides recommendations for the most promising ways to remedy this underrepresentation

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  • grantee: Georgia Institute of Technology
    amount: $23,386
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2014

    To identify and analyze existing data and trends on women faculty in computing; 2) identify and analyze the relevant research literature; and 3) identify and characterize the organizations that support women as faculty in computing.

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

    To identify and analyze existing data and trends on women faculty in computing; 2) identify and analyze the relevant research literature; and 3) identify and characterize the organizations that support women as faculty in computing.

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  • grantee: Computing Research Association
    amount: $33,840
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To gain insight into the representation of women in the computing field through an in-depth analysis of available data from key national surveys, with emphasis on trends in women's representation at different educational levels and different areas.

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

    To gain insight into the representation of women in the computing field through an in-depth analysis of available data from key national surveys, with emphasis on trends in women's representation at different educational levels and different areas.

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $750,000
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2014

    To support the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program for Phase 2 transition awards for new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) and Programs in Exemplary Mentoring (PEMs)

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

    To support the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program for Phase 2 transition awards for new University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring (UCEMs) and Programs in Exemplary Mentoring (PEMs)

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  • grantee: University of Kansas
    amount: $124,999
    city: Lawrence, KS
    year: 2014

    To examine the data and literature on under-representation of women in Computer Science (CS) degrees and Information Technology (IT) careers

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

    To examine the data and literature on under-representation of women in Computer Science (CS) degrees and Information Technology (IT) careers

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  • grantee: University of Minnesota
    amount: $115,000
    city: Minneapolis, MN
    year: 2014

    To document a notable time period in the participation of women and computing through oral histories of middle-rank professional women employed by three major U.S. corporations

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

    To document a notable time period in the participation of women and computing through oral histories of middle-rank professional women employed by three major U.S. corporations

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  • grantee: University of California, Los Angeles
    amount: $20,000
    city: Los Angeles, CA
    year: 2013

    To support the 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Conference that seeks to address the underrepresentation of minorities in the mathematical sciences

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

    To support the 2014 Blackwell-Tapia Conference that seeks to address the underrepresentation of minorities in the mathematical sciences

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  • grantee: New York University
    amount: $444,229
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2013

    To launch a pilot program, the PH.D. Excellence Initiative, to change the face of economics departments in the United States by identifying, training, and mentoring high-achieving students of color, preparing them for rigors of Ph.D. study in the field

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

    The rate of underrepresented minority (URM) doctoral production in economics is dismal: an average of only 12 doctorates per year were awarded to blacks between 2001 and 2011, down from an average of 18 per year in the preceding five years. This grant supports a pilot initiative by New York University economist Peter Henry, Dean of the Stern School of Business, to increase the number of economics doctorates awarded to underrepresented minority students though providing intensive, high-quality mentorship to promising URM students in economics.Over three years, Henry will recruit six high-achieving, high-potential students of color as they graduate from college and offer them an intensive, full-time post-baccalaureate research apprenticeship where they will take selected NYU courses and develop one or more projects chosen specifically to result in co-authoring articles with Henry. Supported students will also receive peer support and mentoring from former mentees in Henry’s program. Henry will also assess student progress and compile program documentation to share with others in the economics profession in the hopes that his program, if successful, can be replicated in other settings.

    To launch a pilot program, the PH.D. Excellence Initiative, to change the face of economics departments in the United States by identifying, training, and mentoring high-achieving students of color, preparing them for rigors of Ph.D. study in the field

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