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: NumFOCUS
    amount: $20,000
    city: Austin, TX
    year: 2018

    To support travel by students and junior faculty to a workshop focused on the development of scientific software using the R statistical computing language

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Karthik Ram

    To support travel by students and junior faculty to a workshop focused on the development of scientific software using the R statistical computing language

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $123,240
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2018

    To support community engagement and beta testing of Stencila Sheets

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

    To support community engagement and beta testing of Stencila Sheets

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  • grantee: University of Nebraska, Omaha
    amount: $449,423
    city: Omaha, NE
    year: 2018

    To advance understanding of open source project health and sustainability and how people and organizations prosper from open source work

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Matt Germonprez

    This grant supports research by information scientists Matt Germonprez (University of Nebraska) and Sean Goggins (University of Missouri) to develop and test rubrics for the evaluation of the health of online, open source development communities. Building on previous work that resulted in the successful Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software (CHAOSS) project and using a rich dataset drawn from GitHub and other sources, Germonprez and Goggins will investigate how definitions of the health of an online community might rightly vary depending on the type of community in question or type of project being jointly developed, how the injection of money into an online development community influences individual contributor behavior, and how individual decisions by contributors impact overall community health.

    To advance understanding of open source project health and sustainability and how people and organizations prosper from open source work

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  • grantee: University of Minnesota
    amount: $526,438
    city: Minneapolis, MN
    year: 2018

    To launch and expand a cross-institutional staffing model for curating disciplinary research data

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Lisa Johnston

    One crucial component of the current and future data workforce is the data curators who steward and curate research data in the interests of reproducibility and reuse. Academic libraries seeking to increase data curation support face a structural problem, however: it’s simply not possible to hire an expert data curator for every discipline. From 2016 to 2018, seed funding from the Sloan Foundation was used to plan a network that could facilitate the sharing of disciplinary data curation expertise across a cohort of partner universities. Funds from this grant support the launch and expansion of this Data Curation Network over the next three years. Initial participating institutions include Cornell; Duke; Johns Hopkins; Penn State; and the universities of Minnesota, Michigan, and Illinois at Urbana Champaign. The grant will support a modest amount of each participating data curator’s time, a network coordinator to be based at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of principal investigator Lisa Johnston, annual meetings of the network, and a business consultant to test business models and plan for sustainability beyond the funded launch period.

    To launch and expand a cross-institutional staffing model for curating disciplinary research data

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  • grantee: North Carolina State University
    amount: $48,002
    city: Raleigh, NC
    year: 2018

    To co-fund a workshop on data science within Land Grant Universities

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Marc Hoit

    To co-fund a workshop on data science within Land Grant Universities

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  • grantee: Regents of the University of Idaho
    amount: $20,000
    city: Moscow, ID
    year: 2018

    To support the first U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Xiaogang Ma

    To support the first U.S. Semantic Technologies Symposium

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  • grantee: Columbia University
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To partially support a summit of data science leadership across US universities

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Jeannette Wing

    To partially support a summit of data science leadership across US universities

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  • grantee: University of California, Berkeley
    amount: $18,500
    city: Berkeley, CA
    year: 2017

    To study private sector research and data sharing practices

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Deirdre Mulligan

    To study private sector research and data sharing practices

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  • grantee: Open Source Hardware Association
    amount: $58,920
    city: Boulder, CO
    year: 2017

    To support the development of a dynamic, web-based platform to facilitate the adoption, licensing, and improvement of open source hardware

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Alicia Gibb

    To support the development of a dynamic, web-based platform to facilitate the adoption, licensing, and improvement of open source hardware

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  • grantee: University of California, Davis
    amount: $50,000
    city: Davis, CA
    year: 2017

    To further develop tools for the distributed transcription and classification of data from historic sources

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Peter Brantley

    To further develop tools for the distributed transcription and classification of data from historic sources

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