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: $3,835,000
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2013

    To cover expected obligations to be incurred by NACME to provide phase 1 transitional support for the Sloan MPHD program as campus programs compete for new multi-year grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring or Programs of Exemplary Mentoring

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

    To cover expected obligations to be incurred by NACME to provide phase 1 transitional support for the Sloan MPHD program as campus programs compete for new multi-year grants for University Centers of Exemplary Mentoring or Programs of Exemplary Mentoring

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  • grantee: Yale University
    amount: $539,107
    city: New Haven, CT
    year: 2013

    To test the impact of interventions on both explicit (consciously held) and implicit (automatic or unintended) gender biases; ultimately, to increase the participation of women in science by reducing bias

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator John Dovidio

    The grant provides support for a project headed by Yale biologist Jo Handelsman to find targeted interventions that to increase equitable decision-making and overcome the effects of explicit and implicit gender bias in the many review processes that are an essential part of academic science. Leading a multidisciplinary team, Handelsman will conduct two experiments comparing interventions designed to mitigate explicit bias, implicit bias, or both (hybrid). Depending on which intervention is found to be most effective, the team will then develop, evaluate, and distribute a training guide, and publish their results. Prospective audiences for the training guide include faculty, staff, and students in campus diversity training settings; graduate students in “responsible conduct of research” courses; faculty search committees; and senior academic administrators responsible for university personnel practices.

    To test the impact of interventions on both explicit (consciously held) and implicit (automatic or unintended) gender biases; ultimately, to increase the participation of women in science by reducing bias

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  • grantee: Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology
    amount: $78,794
    city: Silverthorne, CO
    year: 2013

    To enhance the Fellows’ success rates for grant applications, provide Fellows with problem-solving techniques that can be used to address diversity challenges, and teach Fellows the behaviors and strategies which contribute to success

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Laina King

    To enhance the Fellows’ success rates for grant applications, provide Fellows with problem-solving techniques that can be used to address diversity challenges, and teach Fellows the behaviors and strategies which contribute to success

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  • grantee: American Society for Engineering Education
    amount: $5,434
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2013

    To capture for later webcasting a panel discussion on diversifying engineering faculty and administrators (department chairs/heads, associate deans, and deans) to be held at the April 2013 Engineering Deans Institute in New York City

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

    To capture for later webcasting a panel discussion on diversifying engineering faculty and administrators (department chairs/heads, associate deans, and deans) to be held at the April 2013 Engineering Deans Institute in New York City

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  • grantee: Drexel University
    amount: $572,082
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2012

    To develop replicable models and assessment instruments for professional advancement programs to increase institutional capacity supportive of academic leaders from groups underrepresented in STEM

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

    ICELA, the International Center for Executive Leadership in Academics at Drexel University, exists to "increase the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions through two innovative programs: Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) and Executive Leadership in Academic Technology and Engineering (ELATE)." ELAM, begun in 1995, is a one-year leadership program to expand the national pool of women qualified for positions of leadership in academic medicine, dentistry, and public health. Now with over 700 graduates, the ELAM program has made significant progress, with alumnae serving in leadership positions from department chair to president at over 180 U.S. and Canadian academic health centers. Notably, 9 of the 23 women deans of U.S. medical schools are ELAM alumnae. Using the ELAM model, ICELA began a ELATE in 2012, focusing on leadership development for senior women faculty in engineering, computer science, and related fields. Funds from this grant support a thorough evaluation of the outcomes and impact (both individual and institutional) of the ELATE classes finishing in June 2013, 2014, and 2015. Besides analyzing the data from the pre- and post-program surveys, the deliverables of the new project will include: 1) a system by which the fellows' institutional action projects will be categorized and tracked to determine whether the original aims for impact have been met; 2) a nationwide survey facilitated by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) of deans and provosts to ascertain views on the skills and practices necessary for effective leadership and mentoring; and 3) surveys of the deans who nominated the fellows to ascertain their views on the progress and outcomes of the program and to engage them about further development of institutional support for women leaders in CS&E.

    To develop replicable models and assessment instruments for professional advancement programs to increase institutional capacity supportive of academic leaders from groups underrepresented in STEM

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  • grantee: University of Arizona
    amount: $20,000
    city: Tucson, AZ
    year: 2012

    To increase the FTE of the program coordinator of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the U of Arizona from 0.43 to 0.71, to continue the exemplary support she provides for the recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students

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

    To increase the FTE of the program coordinator of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the U of Arizona from 0.43 to 0.71, to continue the exemplary support she provides for the recruitment and retention of Native American graduate students

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  • grantee: Association for Computing Machinery
    amount: $19,920
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2012

    To support the 7th biennial Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Matthias Heinkenschloss

    To support the 7th biennial Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference

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  • grantee: Brown University
    amount: $30,000
    city: Providence, RI
    year: 2012

    To hold a conference that will provide a venue in which mathematicians and computer scientists can interact over several days in an environment designed to foster collaboration and create meaningful connections for the promotion of mathematical excellence

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Jill Pipher

    To hold a conference that will provide a venue in which mathematicians and computer scientists can interact over several days in an environment designed to foster collaboration and create meaningful connections for the promotion of mathematical excellence

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  • grantee: Southern Regional Education Board
    amount: $860,000
    city: Atlanta, GA
    year: 2012

    To increase the award of doctoral degrees to members of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, with a special focus on the preparation of graduate students for careers in higher education

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

    Funds from this grant support the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, an annual conference hosted by the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education, a 3.5-day professional development conference aimed at providing training, mentoring, career advice, and networking opportunities to African-American and Hispanic Ph.D. students. Funds will be used to support the organization of the conference for each of the next three years and to defray the costs of attendance by, program directors, faculty, and students involved in the Foundation's Minority Ph.D. program.

    To increase the award of doctoral degrees to members of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, with a special focus on the preparation of graduate students for careers in higher education

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  • grantee: Long Island University
    amount: $19,600
    city: Greenvale, NY
    year: 2012

    To provide an opportunity for various groups (faculty program directors, researchers, evaluators, sponsors, graduate students, and post?-doctorates) to interact on issues in theory, methodology, policy, and approaches for increasing participation in STEM

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Anthony DePass

    To provide an opportunity for various groups (faculty program directors, researchers, evaluators, sponsors, graduate students, and post?-doctorates) to interact on issues in theory, methodology, policy, and approaches for increasing participation in STEM

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