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Sloan Foundation,

fund established (1934) by automobile executive Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. as a philanthropic institution supporting research in various areas. In its early years it stressed support of U.S. economic education and research. After World War II its emphasis shifted in part to medical research, particularly cancer research. In the late 1960s its activities were expanded to include studies in current social problems, science, and technology. These interests, with the addition of a focus on the economy and its effects on standards of living, continued through the 1990s. The foundation has been a major financial supporter of the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, established in 1945. In 1998 its endowment exceeded $1 billion.
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This survey, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Milligan of the University of British Columbia organized the meeting, which was sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
In other news, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation granted DPLA $1.5 million to help the organization expand public libraries' access to ebooks for their collections, making them more easily available to readers.
The daughter of a NASA engineer, author Margot Lee Shetterly is an independent scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation award recipient, currently at work on The Human Computer Project, a digital archive of the stories of NASA's Human Computers.
He also attended two non-degree programs at Harvard University, including as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the Goldman Sachs Nonprofit Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
But all the new services will not be eligible for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant subsidized pricing, as were previous services.
The survey is designed, administered and analyzed by the Babson Survey Research Group with support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Data collection is conducted in partnership with the College Board.
Folks at the Family and Work Institute in New York administer this program for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. They will not only assess your company's current workplace practices, but analyzing information that you submit, along with interviews that they will conduct with your employees they will give you clear concrete advice on cost-effective improvements you can make.
The PSM needed not just foundation sup port to launch the new degree (provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in New York City and the W.M.
Duggan was a Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is the recipient of research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Social Security Administration, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the center (a joint program of the institute's School of Print Media and its E.