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: Johns Hopkins University
    amount: $19,124
    city: Baltimore, MD
    year: 2018

    To develop a framework for updating the Digital Curation Centre Curation Lifecycle Model

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator G. Choudhury

    To develop a framework for updating the Digital Curation Centre Curation Lifecycle Model

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $34,300
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2018

    To partially support the production of a handbook on best practices for open source academic software communities

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Danielle Robinson

    To partially support the production of a handbook on best practices for open source academic software communities

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  • grantee: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    amount: $38,337
    city: Chapel Hill, NC
    year: 2018

    To increase the participation of social science data archives in the Research Data Alliance

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Jonathan Crabtree

    To increase the participation of social science data archives in the Research Data Alliance

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  • grantee: Open Knowledge Foundation
    amount: $749,624
    city: Cambridge, United Kingdom
    year: 2018

    To support adoption and use of a lightweight data packaging standard in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Paul Walsh

    In 2015, a Sloan Foundation grant to Open Knowledge led to the creation of the “frictionless data” standard, a set of protocols for packaging tabular datasets in uniform ways that could be used, if adopted widely enough, to greatly simply the logistics of exporting, transporting, and importing data. This grant funds efforts by Open Knowledge to broaden adoption of the frictionless data standard through outreach to scholarly organizations, data platforms, analysis tools, and specific research fields. Over the three-year grant period, Open Knowledge will use grant funds to conduct outreach and support activities, structured partly as high-touch field/context-specific pilots, and partly as broader outreach and engagement to the wider user community.

    To support adoption and use of a lightweight data packaging standard in order to reduce the frictions experienced in the acquisition, sharing, use, and reuse of research data

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  • grantee: City College of New York - CUNY
    amount: $250,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To develop an open source framework for prototyping 3D scientific visualization applications using game engines

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Huy Vo

    Major video game rendering engines are capable of rich 3D environmental rendering and physics simulation, not to mention built-in virtual and augmented reality capabilities. They are, however, rarely utilized in scholarly research, in part because researchers who have explored their use for data visualization have had to manage the arduous task of configuring and structuring their research data in order to load it into the game engine. This grant funds a two-year initiative by Huy Vo of the City College of New York to dramatically lower barriers to the use of game engines for scientific visualization. In the first year, Vo will develop a standardized workflow and open source plug-in for the popular Unity 3D gaming engine that will enable the easy importation of research data, generation of geometries, and construction of interactive visualizations. In year two, Vo will pilot the plug-in himself in two research collaborations (one with CUNY researchers on climate adaptation and the reliability of power sector infrastructure, one with AT&T Research Labs on mobile antenna placement). He will also use it as the platform for student projects in a CUNY data visualization course.

    To develop an open source framework for prototyping 3D scientific visualization applications using game engines

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  • grantee: Rhizome
    amount: $19,800
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To help support a version of Wikibase that is easily deployed and used by institutions small and large, and to create a community of practice around Linked Data modeling

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

    To help support a version of Wikibase that is easily deployed and used by institutions small and large, and to create a community of practice around Linked Data modeling

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

    To support travel to and attendance at JuliaCon2018 by underrepresented minorities in computing who are users of and contributors to the Julia programming language

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Jane Herriman

    To support travel to and attendance at JuliaCon2018 by underrepresented minorities in computing who are users of and contributors to the Julia programming language

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  • grantee: Community Initiatives
    amount: $19,500
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2018

    To partially support the first CarpentryCon

    • Program Digital Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Tracy Teal

    To partially support the first CarpentryCon

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  • 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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