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: $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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  • grantee: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2013

    To create more robust deal flow as measured by the launching of new ventures, increased number of tech-entrepreneurs at both the faculty and student levels, and increased advocacy for innovation, commercialization and tech-entrepreneurial activities

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

    To create more robust deal flow as measured by the launching of new ventures, increased number of tech-entrepreneurs at both the faculty and student levels, and increased advocacy for innovation, commercialization and tech-entrepreneurial activities

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  • grantee: Skidmore College
    amount: $74,980
    city: Saratoga Springs, NY
    year: 2013

    To reduce science faculty members' explicit (consciously-held) and implicit (automatic or unintended) gender biases

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Corinne Moss-Racusin

    To reduce science faculty members' explicit (consciously-held) and implicit (automatic or unintended) gender biases

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

    To maintain the 16 % minority enrollment rate in the department of chemistry and to determine whether providing small amounts of funds to doctoral students when they initially arrive at the university can maintain the small dropout rate

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator William Jackson

    To maintain the 16 % minority enrollment rate in the department of chemistry and to determine whether providing small amounts of funds to doctoral students when they initially arrive at the university can maintain the small dropout rate

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  • grantee: University of Arizona
    amount: $123,050
    city: Tucson, AZ
    year: 2013

    To plan for a new collaborative direction for the four campus groups that now constitute the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP)

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Maria Velez

    To plan for a new collaborative direction for the four campus groups that now constitute the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP)

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  • grantee: American Society for Engineering Education
    amount: $14,391
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2013

    To produce a series of video segments to serve as a catalyst for engineering deans, chairs, and faculty to discuss issues related to specific impediments to increasing diversity, and strategies to overcome such impediments

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

    To produce a series of video segments to serve as a catalyst for engineering deans, chairs, and faculty to discuss issues related to specific impediments to increasing diversity, and strategies to overcome such impediments

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