Alfred P. Sloan Foundation offers grants in four GA-friendly categories: (1) Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Higher Education; (2) Public Understanding of Science, Technology and Economics; (3) Digital Information Technology; and (4) Economic Performance & the Quality of Life; Funding Focus: Higher education, research, STEM, communities; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards in the $125,000 range;
Deadline: Letters of intent are accepted at any time.
The foundation provides funding for a wide-range of research efforts. The STEM Higher Education account focuses on research that helps improve STEM outcomes for underrepresented groups, as well as overall STEM improvements at the college and university levels.
The Public Understanding of Science, Technology and Economics category seeks to bridge the two cultures—the humanities and the sciences—through support of books, radio, film, television, theatre and new media to reach a wide, non-specialized audience. The Digital Information technology grants seek to develop technologies to improve scholarly research and public engagement with knowledge. The Economic Performance & the Quality of Life grants expand knowledge of how particular industries function, encourage better communication between citizens and their local governments, and focus scholarly and public attention on the issues and challenges faced by contemporary working families.
Contact: Questions, 212/649-1649