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: $3,458,800
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2012

    To fund obligations in the Minority Ph.D. program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership for the cohort named from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013

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

    The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) has been the Foundation's longtime partner in its grantmaking in the Education for Underrepresented Groups program, administering both the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership. NACME receives applications from 53 departments at the 34 universities participating in these programs, selects students for scholarships, administers awards, and supports recruitment efforts by faculty. The grant funds new obligations in these programs for the 2012-2013 academic year, including scholarships, recruiting support, and administrative costs.

    To fund obligations in the Minority Ph.D. program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership for the cohort named from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013

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  • grantee: National Opinion Research Center
    amount: $666,440
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2012

    To conduct an inventory of the university programs associated with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. program for underrepresented minority graduate students, and to survey program participants

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Raymond Lodato

    This grant will fund a project by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) to evaluate the impact of the Foundation's Minority Ph.D. program. NORC will survey faculty at all 53 departments participating in the Minority Ph.D. program as well as all currently-enrolled graduate students supported through the program, and will attempt to track down and survey every former participant of these departments (whether with Ph.D. in hand or not) to determine what they did after their first job and where they are now. NORC will also track and survey Sloan-funded Ph.D. recipients from departments that once but no longer participate in the Minority Ph.D. program. NORC will then analyze these surveys to provide a complete picture of the career outcomes of all Ph.D. graduates who had received some part of their fellowship funding from Sloan. The output of this project will contribute to the evaluation of and improvements to the structure and performance of the Minority Ph.D. program.

    To conduct an inventory of the university programs associated with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Minority Ph.D. program for underrepresented minority graduate students, and to survey program participants

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  • grantee: George Washington University
    amount: $19,972
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2012

    To identify key data sources and plan two conferences on a future research agenda for student learning, persistence, and success, with a special focus on underrepresented minorities and women, in STEM postsecondary education

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Michael Feuer

    To identify key data sources and plan two conferences on a future research agenda for student learning, persistence, and success, with a special focus on underrepresented minorities and women, in STEM postsecondary education

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  • grantee: Drexel University
    amount: $100,591
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2011

    To establish an evaluation infrastructure that will serve as a model for research and practice in institutional, national, and international leadership development programs, particularly those focusing on women faculty in engineering, technology, and scie

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

    To establish an evaluation infrastructure that will serve as a model for research and practice in institutional, national, and international leadership development programs, particularly those focusing on women faculty in engineering, technology, and scie

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  • grantee: University of South Florida
    amount: $125,000
    city: Tampa, FL
    year: 2011

    To institutionalize in the Graduate School efforts to increase the number of and enhance the success of underrepresented minority STEM graduate students at the Univeristy of South Florida

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

    To institutionalize in the Graduate School efforts to increase the number of and enhance the success of underrepresented minority STEM graduate students at the Univeristy of South Florida

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $557,600
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2011

    To enable the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to continue administering the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program and Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program for an additional three years

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

    The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) acts as the Foundation's agent in administering the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership. NACME receives applications from eligible students, awards Sloan scholarships, sends checks to students, receives and monitors students' reports on their spending and their academic progress, interacts regularly with the faculty who are key to our programs' success, disburses funds to participating university campuses and departments to help them with recruitment and retention activities, monitors the spending of these funds, maintains the database for these Foundation programs, and performs analysis of these data. This grant to NACME funds the administrative costs associated with these activities for the next three years.

    To enable the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering to continue administering the Sloan Minority Ph.D. program and Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program for an additional three years

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  • grantee: American Indian College Fund
    amount: $300,000
    city: Denver, CO
    year: 2011

    To increase the number of faculty who possess graduate degrees in mathematics, natural science, and engineering at tribal colleges and universities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Dennis Carder

    A large fraction of American Indian students begin their college careers at one of the thirty-three accredited Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). These institutions, most of which are associated with a particular tribe or set of tribes, are relatively new. Although most still provide only two-year degrees and certificates, others now offer a growing variety of four-year degrees and some offer master's degrees. Because of the important role of the TCUs in the education of Indian students, including those who major in STEM disciplines and go on to graduate work, it is important that these institutions' STEM faculty be capable of excellent teaching and guiding student research. Currently, approximately 28% of the 152 STEM faculty at TCUs have bachelor's degrees, 40% have master's degrees or are Ph.D. candidates, and 22% have doctorate degrees. An ongoing program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides scholarships to TCU faculty who are within one year of finishing their Ph.D. degrees with the understanding that these faculty would remain at their TCU institution for at least two years after earning their degree. Though the Mellon program has been successful in encouraging TCU faculty to finish graduate work (18 of 20 supported students have completed their Ph.D.) the supported faculty have largely come from fields outside science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, with only two of the twenty supported fellows coming from STEM fields. Funds from this grant will provide monies to expand and supplement Mellon's successful program, administered by the American Indian College Fund, to more aggressively recruit and support faculty from STEM disciplines.

    To increase the number of faculty who possess graduate degrees in mathematics, natural science, and engineering at tribal colleges and universities

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  • grantee: National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc.
    amount: $3,768,800
    city: White Plains, NY
    year: 2011

    To fund new obligations in the Minority Ph.D. Program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012

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

    This grant to the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) will fund new scholarship obligations in the Foundation's Minority Ph.D. program (MPHD) and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) that are expected to be incurred between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. NACME, the Foundation's longtime agent in administering these programs, receives and processes scholarship applications, selects students for scholarships, administers the awards, and supports recruitment efforts by faculty at participating colleges and universities. Funds from this grant will support 93 scholarships for minority students entering the Minority Ph.D. program in AY 2011-12 and 26 scholarships for students entering the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership in AY 2011-12.

    To fund new obligations in the Minority Ph.D. Program and the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program from July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012

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  • grantee: University of Alaska, Anchorage
    amount: $144,000
    city: Anchorage, AK
    year: 2011

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program at the University of Alaska

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Herb Schroeder

    This grant provides partial support to the University of Alaska, Anchorage for activities designed to recruit and retain indigenous graduate students in STEM disciplines as part of the university's participation in the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership (SIGP) . This is the second three-year grant to the University of Alaska fund these activities. Principal Investigator Herb Schroeder and his staff had considerable success during their first grant, recruiting 26 students compared to an expectation of 18. Attrition has also been low, with the Alaska programs having lost only one M.S. and one Ph.D. student so far. Schroeder expects to recruit seven new students annually over the next three years. Some of the activities supported through this grant include cross-cultural training for faculty and staff who work with native graduate students, weekly team meetings, a recitation session devoted to strengthening the academic skills need to successfully complete graduate work, and workshops for helping students with professional networking, grant writing, and serving as an effective teaching assistant.

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership program at the University of Alaska

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  • grantee: American Physical Society
    amount: $18,900
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2011

    To increase awareness of the contributions to physics of women physicists

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Theodore Hodapp

    To increase awareness of the contributions to physics of women physicists

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