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: Public Library of Science
    amount: $400,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2010

    To develop online hubs as a mechanism for organizing scientific content after it is published

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Peter Jerram

    Founded in 2000, the Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a driving force in the "open access" movement to make the results of scientific research available to everyone. PLoS's vision: a place where anyone from scientists to students to the public could access scientific research online and at no charge. PLoS essentially treats all scientific literature and its associated databases and commentary as a continuous, ever-growing relational database to be explored, mined, and recombined. Under traditional models, scientific papers are sequestered in a specialty, such as Arctic biology, even when the paper might have content equally relevant to marine mammals or molecular ecology. In 2008 and 2009 the Foundation provided grants to PLoS to develop a business plan for creating online "hubs" around scientific and medical subjects and then to create prototypes for subjects of special interest to Sloan, such as DNA barcoding and marine biodiversity. Importantly, PLoS links to all open-access material, not only to material published by PLoS itself. And it will also point to material that is not open-access, even if users may meet frustration in clicking on gated links. The Foundation increasingly sees the concept of PLoS hubs as central to scholarly practice in areas of Foundation interest, including emerging fields such as the microbiology of the indoor environment and Earth's deep carbon. Funds from this grant will support PLoS in the creation of online hubs as a mechanism for organizing scientific content after it is published.

    To develop online hubs as a mechanism for organizing scientific content after it is published

    More
  • grantee: Public Library of Science
    amount: $125,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2009

    To launch online open access article collections for the Census of Marine Life and to prototype hubs as a new way to organize scientific literature for scholarly and public benefit

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Peter Jerram

    To launch online open access article collections for the Census of Marine Life and to prototype hubs as a new way to organize scientific literature for scholarly and public benefit

    More
  • grantee: Public Library of Science
    amount: $45,000
    city: San Francisco, CA
    year: 2008

    To develop a business plan for creating on-line hubs around scientific and medical subjects.

    • Program Technology
    • Sub-program Scholarly Communication
    • Investigator Peter Jerram

    To develop a business plan for creating on-line hubs around scientific and medical subjects.

    More