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: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $101,821
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2016

    To develop and test instruments that document increases in understanding of science concepts and scientific practices in undergraduate research experiences

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Anne Baranger

    To develop and test instruments that document increases in understanding of science concepts and scientific practices in undergraduate research experiences

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  • grantee: Mathematical Sciences Publishers
    amount: $50,000
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2016

    To enable a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in mathematics (Involve) to increase its subscriptions and ensure its longevity

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Robion Kirby

    To enable a peer-reviewed journal for undergraduate research in mathematics (Involve) to increase its subscriptions and ensure its longevity

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $63,694
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To provide graduate students with the skills to produce and effectively use an annotated version of the primary literature in advanced undergraduate course

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Melissa McCartney

    To provide graduate students with the skills to produce and effectively use an annotated version of the primary literature in advanced undergraduate course

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  • grantee: Council of Graduate Schools
    amount: $141,472
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2015

    To develop an instrument for collecting information on the careers of STEM Ph.D.’s from matriculation to 15 years post-graduation

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Suzanne Ortega

    This grant supports efforts by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to improve the ways colleges and universities collect data on the career pathways and outcomes of graduate students in doctoral programs. CGS will spearhead the development and dissemination of an instrument to be used by departments at colleges and universities to track the careers of those that graduate from their doctoral programs. In addition, it will provide universities with a framework for administering the surveys and analyzing responses. Unlike the data collected in the Survey of Doctorate Recipients and the Survey of Earned Doctorates, which are aggregated nationally, the CGS effort would be focused on data aggregated at the departmental and institutional levels and would focus on improving individual graduate programs; enhance institutional services to graduate students; inform prospective and current graduate students about careers associated with particular degree programs; and increase the awareness of policymakers, funders, and the broader public about the professional and social contributions of doctorate holders—wherever their lives take them. Data collection is envisioned to continue for 15 years post-matriculation.

    To develop an instrument for collecting information on the careers of STEM Ph.D.’s from matriculation to 15 years post-graduation

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  • grantee: Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To explore innovative and effective ways to engage senior tenure-line faculty in physics and chemistry in pedagogical reform of upper division courses at research high or research very high universities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Kacy Redd

    To explore innovative and effective ways to engage senior tenure-line faculty in physics and chemistry in pedagogical reform of upper division courses at research high or research very high universities

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  • grantee: National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    amount: $120,557
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2014

    To study the persistence of high-achieving underrepresented minority students in STEM majors at highly-ranked colleges and universities after participation in summer enrichment programs for rising high school seniors and to test novel and cost-effective data collection techniques and a randomized control design

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Joshua Angrist

    To study the persistence of high-achieving underrepresented minority students in STEM majors at highly-ranked colleges and universities after participation in summer enrichment programs for rising high school seniors and to test novel and cost-effective data collection techniques and a randomized control design

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $92,319
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To provide partial support for a convocation and dissemination activities on the evidence, models, and implications of replacing standard laboratory courses with discovery-based research courses in the STEM undergraduate curriculum

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Jay Labov

    To provide partial support for a convocation and dissemination activities on the evidence, models, and implications of replacing standard laboratory courses with discovery-based research courses in the STEM undergraduate curriculum

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  • grantee: Texas A&M University
    amount: $10,000
    city: College Station, TX
    year: 2014

    To plan workshops on implementing, evaluating, and disseminating techniques for active and inquiry-based mathematics learning in higher education

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Ronald Douglas

    To plan workshops on implementing, evaluating, and disseminating techniques for active and inquiry-based mathematics learning in higher education

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  • grantee: Business-Higher Education Forum
    amount: $20,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To develop the goals, organizational structure, membership, and activities for a New York City Data Science Task Force focused on understanding the regional workforce requirements in data science, and creating or expanding undergraduate educational and research opportunities aligned to these requirements

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Isabel Cardenas-Navia

    To develop the goals, organizational structure, membership, and activities for a New York City Data Science Task Force focused on understanding the regional workforce requirements in data science, and creating or expanding undergraduate educational and research opportunities aligned to these requirements

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  • grantee: University of Michigan
    amount: $69,246
    city: Ann Arbor, MI
    year: 2014

    To provide the impetus for a committed group of researchers to complete an analysis of STEM teaching, learning, and student outcomes, particularly as they are affected by the design of undergraduate courses and student research opportunities

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Margaret Levenstein

    To provide the impetus for a committed group of researchers to complete an analysis of STEM teaching, learning, and student outcomes, particularly as they are affected by the design of undergraduate courses and student research opportunities

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