Alfred P. Sloan grants support both traditional and web-native media that fall outside the other Public Understanding programs. The goal is to advance public understanding and engagement with science through the support of innovative projects that use a range of media to reach a broad, cross-cultural audience.
Supported media types include opera, dance, music, museum exhibits, interactive games, smartphone apps, ebooks, web-native video, conferences, art and science festivals, and other cultural events. Grantmaking focuses on taking advantage of unique opportunities to incorporate scientific content or themes into public programs and extending the reach of science-themed content to new audiences and demographics.
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Interested grantseekers with a relevant project idea should email a one page letter of inquiry to Program Director Doron Weber. Telephone inquiries are not accepted. Before submitting a letter of inquiry, please review the Foundation's guidelines on what we do not fund.
For more information about letters of inquiry or other Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant application procedures, visit our Apply for Grants page.