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: 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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  • 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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