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 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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  • grantee: Barnard College
    amount: $115,888
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2014

    To update the existing content and plan for an extensive renovation of the website, www.reducingstereotypethreat.org, to increase its effectiveness in reducing the experience and consequences of stereotype threat

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Steven Stroessner

    To update the existing content and plan for an extensive renovation of the website, www.reducingstereotypethreat.org, to increase its effectiveness in reducing the experience and consequences of stereotype threat

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  • grantee: National Academy of Sciences
    amount: $150,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2014

    To report on the science and practice of learning by revising and extending the book How People Learn

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Barbara Wanchisen

    For those interested in the “science of learning,” the book called How People Learn has been a bible.  This report is one of the most successful ever produced by the National Academies Press, selling nearly 150,000 hard copies on top of many free downloads.  A distinguished National Research Council committee of cognitive neuroscientists, developmental psychologists, and educational experts succeeded in distilling and documenting key research findings, a series of practical applications of these findings, and an agenda for further research.  Funds from this grant support a project by the National Academy of Science to publish an updated second edition of How People Learn, fifteen years after its original publication.  The new edition will cover the latest research in fields such as cognitive neuroscience, behavioral economics, developmental psychology, and learning technologies. Though the updated report will address the full spectrum of learning from “K to gray,” Sloan funding will specifically support work on topics related to postsecondary education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

    To report on the science and practice of learning by revising and extending the book How People Learn

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  • grantee: University of Wisconsin, Madison
    amount: $550,000
    city: Madison, WI
    year: 2013

    To enable better sharing of pedagogical materials, strategies, and data on usage and impact by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning through the development and deployment of an integrated open source IT system that connect...

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Robert Mathieu

    The University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is a multi-institutional center dedicated to training graduate students how to teach more effectively. Launched in 2003 as a collaborative effort between four universities, CIRTL has grown rapidly, now including 22 universities that will collectively graduate some 2,200 future faculty that will have participated in at least one CIRTL offering or training session. Funds from this grant support the construction of a new IT communications infrastructure, the CIRTL Network Commons (CNC), to replace the one that was developed when CIRLT membership was small and when capabilities for online information exchange and collaboration were much less well developed. Products to be supported by the CNC include university dashboards for access to information and tools, social tools to promote community among participants at the member 22 institutions, online community forums and learning community spaces, resource sharing tools, course management tools, cognitive tutors to help students learn complex thinking and problem solving skills, and CIRTL event management and registration tools. The CNC will also enable the collection and analysis of usage data to facilitate informed assessment of the impact and effectiveness of CIRTL’s programs.

    To enable better sharing of pedagogical materials, strategies, and data on usage and impact by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning through the development and deployment of an integrated open source IT system that connect...

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  • grantee: Business-Higher Education Forum
    amount: $18,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2013

    To undertake a series of research activities on the field of data science, focusing on workforce needs and the state of undergraduate education in this emerging area, culminating in a workshop attended by New York-based thought leaders

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Stephen Barkanic

    To undertake a series of research activities on the field of data science, focusing on workforce needs and the state of undergraduate education in this emerging area, culminating in a workshop attended by New York-based thought leaders

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  • grantee: Institute for Advanced Study
    amount: $124,995
    city: Princeton, NJ
    year: 2013

    To organize and launch efforts to reform postsecondary mathematics education

    • Program Higher Education
    • Sub-program Science of Learning STEM
    • Investigator Phillip Griffiths

    To organize and launch efforts to reform postsecondary mathematics education

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