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, Office of the President
    amount: $368,298
    city: Oakland, CA
    year: 2020

    To scale up adoption of standardized data usage and data citation metrics across the scholarly communications landscape

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Daniella Lowenberg

    The Make Data Count (MDC) initiative has worked with global research stakeholders and through the Research Data Alliance (RDA) to develop the building blocks for responsible research assessment metrics for research data, to better understand the impact and reach of data. Not only has the initiative developed a community-vetted standard for the reporting of data usage metrics, is has also created a set of server-side tools that allow easy implementation of the standard by existing data repositories.  Initial partners already implementing the standard include Dataverse, Zenodo, Figshare, Dryad, institutional and governmental repositories. Funds from this grant provide support for the continued expansion and increased adoption of the MDC data metrics standards and framework. Led by Daniella Lowenberg at the California Digital Library, the MDC team will focus on three key groups of activities over the two-year grant period. First, they will make it dramatically easier for less-resourced repositories to implement and benefit from data metrics by developing a log analysis server and expanding an existing event data aggregator to include dataset metrics. Second, they will work through the publisher consortium network, CrossRef, to encourage journal publishers to implement best practices for data citation. Third, they will work in collaboration with the bibliometric research community to begin studying data usage across research disciplines, through the development of an open corpus of data for the study of data citation and usage trends. This work will continue to elevate research data in international discussions about research assessment and value, with goals of developing accessible and understood open data metrics.  

    To scale up adoption of standardized data usage and data citation metrics across the scholarly communications landscape

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  • grantee: Hopewell Fund
    amount: $1,500,000
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2019

    To enable networks of academic data science communities to share knowledge, ideas, and lessons learned, thereby facilitating the institutional changes needed to integrate data science into university research and training

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Data & Computational Research
    • Investigator Micaela Parker

    To enable networks of academic data science communities to share knowledge, ideas, and lessons learned, thereby facilitating the institutional changes needed to integrate data science into university research and training

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  • grantee: University of Notre Dame
    amount: $387,826
    city: Notre Dame, IN
    year: 2019

    To improve metadata standards and data management tools for use by researchers capturing data via small unmanned aircraft flights

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

    To improve metadata standards and data management tools for use by researchers capturing data via small unmanned aircraft flights

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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