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 Opinion Research Center
    amount: $52,650
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2010

    To complete preparation of a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

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

    To complete preparation of a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

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  • grantee: University of Montana
    amount: $87,300
    city: Missoula, MT
    year: 2010

    To fund an additional three years of the non-scholarship component of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Montana

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Alexander Ross

    To fund an additional three years of the non-scholarship component of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at the University of Montana

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  • grantee: American Chemical Society
    amount: $18,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2010

    To fund for three years an award recognizing a distinguished minority chemist while the American Chemical Society raises funds to endow the award

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Madeleine Jacobs

    To fund for three years an award recognizing a distinguished minority chemist while the American Chemical Society raises funds to endow the award

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  • grantee: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
    amount: $179,017
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2010

    To launch a project that will result in enhanced access and success of minority males in STEM disciplines at APLU-member institutions

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Lorenzo Esters

    The relative absence of minority males, compared to minority females, in higher education and subsequent careers has become widely recognized across the United States. This is especially true for African American males, although the problem is also very real for Hispanic and Native American males. Although a few individual universities (including Howard University, Ohio State University and the University of Georgia) have begun to focus on this issue, it urgently requires higher profile and more systematic attention. This grant will fund efforts by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) to take up this issue for its own member institutions within the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology. APLU's 218 member institutions enroll 3.5 million undergraduates and 1.1 million graduate students, including 34% of all students and 36% of minority males who are enrolled in U.S. four-year public and private institutions. The first phase of this effort will employ a planning task force of prominent scholars, university administrators and others to define the problem and develop an action plan. Anticipated products include a published paper that presents the action plan, summarizes what is known about the issue, identifies gaps in this knowledge that could be filled by further research, provides a preliminary list of resources for university presidents and others who want to address the issue, and summarizes the attributes of successful programs that are already underway. The planning task force will also produce a policy statement that can be endorsed by presidents of APLU-member institutions that raises awareness about the issue of minority males in STEM disciplines and frames the issues for an anticipated second phase of the project.

    To launch a project that will result in enhanced access and success of minority males in STEM disciplines at APLU-member institutions

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  • grantee: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    amount: $14,240
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2010

    To define a program and obtain funding for a minority focused, undergraduate program in mathematics, statistics, and economics

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Scott Farrow

    To define a program and obtain funding for a minority focused, undergraduate program in mathematics, statistics, and economics

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  • grantee: National Opinion Research Center
    amount: $63,767
    city: Chicago, IL
    year: 2010

    To prepare a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

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

    To prepare a proposal for a comprehensive, retrospective evaluation of nine minority or diversity scholarship programs of eight foundations and government agencies

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  • grantee: Texas AgriLife Research
    amount: $124,287
    city: College Station, TX
    year: 2010

    To expand and institutionalize an excellent support program for graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, primarily those from underrepresented populations

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Manuel Pina

    To expand and institutionalize an excellent support program for graduate students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering, primarily those from underrepresented populations

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  • grantee: Montana Tech of the University of Montana
    amount: $41,489
    city: Butte, MT
    year: 2010

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at Montana Tech

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Joseph Figueira

    To fund for an additional three years the recruitment and retention portion of the Sloan Indigenous Graduate Partnership at Montana Tech

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  • grantee: Purdue University
    amount: $153,000
    city: West Lafayette, IN
    year: 2010

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

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Education and Professional Advancement for Underrepresented Groups
    • Investigator Kevin Gibson

    Funds from this grant will support activities by Purdue University to recruit qualified, eligible Native American students for enrollment in graduate study in science or engineering, as well as a variety of activities designed to help meet the challenges facing Native students pursuing graduate work. Supported activities include recruitment trips by Purdue faculty to schools with Native students studying science and engineering as undergraduates, visits by prospective students to Purdue, design and production of print and web-based outreach materials, an annual retreat for enrolled students, regular mentoring for Native students, and coursework about successfully integrating the demands of graduate study with the demands of membership in a tribal community.

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

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  • grantee: American Physical Society
    amount: $18,000
    city: College Park, MD
    year: 2010

    To fund the Edward A. Bouchet Lectureship Award for three years while the American Physical Society raises endowment funding for it

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

    To fund the Edward A. Bouchet Lectureship Award for three years while the American Physical Society raises endowment funding for it

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