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: Harvard University
    amount: $116,290
    city: Cambridge, MA
    year: 2019

    To construct a quantitative index of the health and sustainability of open source software projects used in academia

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Merce Crosas

    To construct a quantitative index of the health and sustainability of open source software projects used in academia

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  • grantee: Rhizome
    amount: $187,125
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To prototype the alignment of software and network preservation in the context of a new publishing platform for Emulation as a Service

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Dragan Espenschied

    To prototype the alignment of software and network preservation in the context of a new publishing platform for Emulation as a Service

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  • grantee: The University of Canberra
    amount: $135,373
    city: Bruce, Australia
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by exploring the relationship between waged and volunteer labor in open source projects

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Mathieu O'Neil

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by exploring the relationship between waged and volunteer labor in open source projects

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $138,035
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by investigating the invisible work that sustains widely used open source projects

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Stuart Geiger

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by investigating the invisible work that sustains widely used open source projects

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  • grantee: Carnegie Mellon University
    amount: $49,500
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by testing the impact of non-financial and reputational incentives on open source participation

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Eremina Mytsa

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by testing the impact of non-financial and reputational incentives on open source participation

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  • grantee: University of Washington
    amount: $139,993
    city: Seattle, WA
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by measuring the underproduction that results from misalignment of supply and demand of open source labor

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Benjamin Hill

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure by measuring the underproduction that results from misalignment of supply and demand of open source labor

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  • grantee: Arizona State University Foundation
    amount: $36,942
    city: Tempe, AZ
    year: 2018

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure through case studies of the funding and impact of software instruments in stellar astrophysics

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Frank Timmes

    To study the economics and maintenance of digital infrastructure through case studies of the funding and impact of software instruments in stellar astrophysics

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  • grantee: Carnegie Mellon University
    amount: $249,942
    city: Pittsburgh, PA
    year: 2018

    To study the joining trajectories and social network positions of male and female developers in open source digital infrastructure projects

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Laura Dabbish

    To study the joining trajectories and social network positions of male and female developers in open source digital infrastructure projects

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  • grantee: Miller-McCune Center for Research Media and Public Policy
    amount: $50,000
    city: Santa Barbara, CA
    year: 2018

    To support travel by academic researchers to the 2019 Social Science Foo Camp

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Geane DeLima

    To support travel by academic researchers to the 2019 Social Science Foo Camp

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $609,500
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2018

    To support better use of spreadsheets in research through continued development of software that is user-friendly, designed to integrate with existing open tools and languages, customizable by discipline, and supportive of best practices in data management and computational reproducibility

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Nokome Bentley

    Stencila is a spreadsheet tool that enables researchers to execute Python, R, or SQL code from within individual cells alongside data and Excel-style formulae. The promise of a platform like Stencila is that it allows researchers who are comfortable in Excel to exploit the universe of disciplinary and statistical libraries in open source languages like Python and R without having to wholly embrace a different way of working. Funds from this grant support efforts by New Zealand–based scientist Nokome Bentley to expand the power and user base of Stencila. Plans involve identification of and outreach to researchers most likely to find Stencila useful, the implementation of several new features designed to ease adoption of the platform, the further growth of a community of committed open source developers, and efforts to diversify the project’s funding base.

    To support better use of spreadsheets in research through continued development of software that is user-friendly, designed to integrate with existing open tools and languages, customizable by discipline, and supportive of best practices in data management and computational reproducibility

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