Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
In 2013, Sloan contributed $360,000 from 2013-2016 to support general BITSS activities, including the Annual Institute, Annual Meeting, development of educational materials, and BITSS Scholars’ research.
In 2013, an anonymous donor sponsored the establishment of BITSS with $111,000 in catalytic funding for 2013-2015, followed by additional support of $200,000 for 2014-2015. In 2015, the anonymous donor contributed $1.2 million to support institutionalization of BITSS and the education scale-up efforts from 2015-2018, including the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). In 2016, the anonymous donor contributed $289,000 to support a “State of Social Science” study on current practices and norms, as well as the adoption of transparency attitudes and behaviors.
The John Templeton Foundation
In 2015, Templeton contributed $712,000 from 2015-2017 to establish the Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)
In 2013, LJAF contributed $205,000 from 2013-2015 through a partnership with Center for Open Science (COS) to support general BITSS activities, including the Annual Institute, Annual Meeting, development of educational materials, and BITSS Scholars’ research. In 2015, LJAF contributed an additional $528,000 from 2015-2017 to establish the SSMART research grant program, increasing the funding by $150,000 in order to support more research programs in Round 1. in 2016, LJAF contributed $681,000 to support a BITSS Project Scientist, as well as the scale up and institutionalization of open science trainings in the form of an international Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) event.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
In 2016, NIH contributed $250,000 over five years (2016-2021) to scale up and institutionalize open science trainings in the form of annual Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) events.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
In 2015, Hewlett contributed $405,000 over four years (2015-2018) in order to scale-up BITSS activities to developing countries and engage more broadly with developing country researchers on the Research Transparency and Reproducibility r, Annual Meeting, on-demand workshops, and SSMART.