Sloan Foundation

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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Sloan Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert W.
Written by the former vice-president of the Sloan Foundation and a specialist in demographics, this book looks at the demand for PhD professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.
Department of Education, the Sloan Foundation, and the Army Research Institute.
Sloan Foundation Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and the Goldman Sachs Nonprofit Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
Sloan Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and Pixar.
Sloan Foundation, and The Glaser Progress Foundation.
PTI's Citizen-Engaged Communities Designation Program, which was initiated with funding from the Sloan Foundation, focuses on four key areas for multi-channel contact centers:
Sloan Foundation grant subsidized pricing, as were previous services.
Sloan Foundation, the University of Santa Barbara, the Kennedy Center, and Manhattan Theatre Club have brought science plays into vogue, and this begs some important questions.
The BOSS team is using new, extremely sensitive optical-infrared spectrographs on the Sloan Foundation 2.
In 2009, nearly three-quarters of public and half of private, nonprofit institutions reported online education as critical to their long-term strategy, notes the Sloan Foundation in its January report.
School District Administrators, which was supported by the Sloan Foundation and conducted by researchers from Hunter and Babson Colleges.