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: OCTO
    amount: $76,501
    city: Woodinville, WA
    year: 2019

    To support the development of a general-purpose tool to compare versions of a digital file

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Michael Hay

    To support the development of a general-purpose tool to compare versions of a digital file

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  • grantee: The American Assembly
    amount: $50,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2019

    To support technical and interface work in advance of the release of the Open Syllabus Explorer 2.0

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Joseph Karaganis

    To support technical and interface work in advance of the release of the Open Syllabus Explorer 2.0

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  • grantee: University of Virginia
    amount: $495,578
    city: Charlottesville, VA
    year: 2019

    To support development on Scholia, a software tool to facilitate the exploration and curation of the research literature

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Daniel Mietchen

    To support development on Scholia, a software tool to facilitate the exploration and curation of the research literature

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  • grantee: Code for Science and Society
    amount: $65,780
    city: Portland, OR
    year: 2018

    To support further development of PREreview, a platform to improve the training of scientists in peer review practices

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Daniela Saderi

    To support further development of PREreview, a platform to improve the training of scientists in peer review practices

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  • grantee: American Association for the Advancement of Science
    amount: $649,893
    city: Washington, DC
    year: 2018

    To continue to promote the professionalization and institutionalization of the role of the community engagement manager in scientific societies and large-scale research collaborations

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Joshua Freeman

    In 2015 the Foundation funded a pilot Community Engagement Fellows program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The program is run by longtime scientific community manager Lou Woodley, who led a yearlong planning process to develop a curriculum that tailors community engagement skills training to the scientific research context, and then recruited the first cohort of fellows for the 2017 calendar year. Drawn from professional societies and large scientific collaborations, fellows came together for in-person workshops at the beginning, middle, and end of the fellowship year, as well as for regular webinars and other online discussions. A robust program evaluation made clear that the fellowship year wasn’t just extremely effective for the participants, it also led to tangible investments in and foregrounding of community management by many of the host organizations. This grant funds a continuation of the Community Engagement Fellows program, which includes funds for administration, for the recruitment and support of the 2019 fellows cohort, and for a shorter-term “visiting scholars” program that could draw on program alumni and other community management professionals.

    To continue to promote the professionalization and institutionalization of the role of the community engagement manager in scientific societies and large-scale research collaborations

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  • grantee: Aspiration
    amount: $448,800
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2018

    To reduce barriers to data publication by providing context-specific guidance on sharing best practice, including suitable repositories

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Kristen Ratan

    Recent years have seen a proliferation of policies coming from research funders, universities, and publishers intended to prod scientists toward more proactive archiving, citation, and data sharing practices. The mere presence of a policy, however, doesn’t guarantee compliance, so the Foundation has looked to support technologies that make it easier to adopt best practices in research data and software management. The grant funds work by the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation and the California Digital Library to develop DataSeer, an open sourced rule-based platform that would be able to automatically identify data referenced explicitly or implicitly in a grant proposal, data management plan, or draft article and suggest appropriate repositories for deposit of that data. By providing nudges and suggestions at specific targeted moments in the research lifecycle (like the creation of a data management plan, submission of a grant proposal, or submission of a manuscript), DataSeer has the potential to substantively improve proactive data sharing and archiving by researchers, while reducing the costs of compliance checking for funders, libraries, and publishers.

    To reduce barriers to data publication by providing context-specific guidance on sharing best practice, including suitable repositories

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  • grantee: Lyrasis
    amount: $20,000
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2018

    To conduct a feasibility study to assess the potential for development of the open source SimplyE ebook platform to serve the academic community

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Robert Miller

    To conduct a feasibility study to assess the potential for development of the open source SimplyE ebook platform to serve the academic community

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  • grantee: Hypothesis Project
    amount: $12,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2018

    To partially support a workshop and hackathon to develop a joint roadmap for open science software tools

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Dan Whaley

    To partially support a workshop and hackathon to develop a joint roadmap for open science software tools

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  • grantee: Ithaka Harbors Inc
    amount: $20,000
    city: New York, NY
    year: 2018

    To partially support the second Bowen Colloquium

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Catharine Hill

    To partially support the second Bowen Colloquium

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  • grantee: University of Pennsylvania
    amount: $48,784
    city: Philadelphia, PA
    year: 2018

    To support continued development of Manubot, a git-native authoring tool for scientific manuscripts

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Daniel Himmelstein

    To support continued development of Manubot, a git-native authoring tool for scientific manuscripts

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