Sloan Foundation donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Public Understanding)

This is an online portal with information on donations that were announced publicly (or have been shared with permission) that were of interest to Vipul Naik. The git repository with the code for this portal, as well as all the underlying data, is available on GitHub. All payment amounts are in current United States dollars (USD). The repository of donations is being seeded with an initial collation by Issa Rice as well as continued contributions from him (see his commits and the contract work page listing all financially compensated contributions to the site) but all responsibility for errors and inaccuracies belongs to Vipul Naik. Current data is preliminary and has not been completely vetted and normalized; if sharing a link to this site or any page on this site, please include the caveat that the data is preliminary (if you want to share without including caveats, please check with Vipul Naik). We expect to have completed the first round of development by the end of March 2022. See the about page for more details. Also of interest: pageview data on analytics.vipulnaik.com, tutorial in README, request for feedback to EA Forum.

Table of contents

Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_P._Sloan_Foundation
Facebook username sloanfoundation
Websitehttps://sloan.org/
Donations URLhttps://sloan.org/grants-database
Twitter usernameSloanFoundation
Page on philosophy informing donationshttps://sloan.org/about#mission
Grant application process pagehttps://sloan.org/grants/apply
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/sloan-foundation

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 288 261,636 418,191 4,525 25,000 45,000 50,000 125,000 261,636 373,612 500,000 689,000 1,000,000 2,700,000
Public Understanding 288 261,636 418,191 4,525 25,000 45,000 50,000 125,000 261,636 373,612 500,000 689,000 1,000,000 2,700,000

Donation amounts by cause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given cause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Public Understanding (filter this donor) 288 128 120,439,063.00 6,577,085.00 11,317,905.00 8,504,679.00 11,216,258.00 9,023,473.00 14,577,165.00 12,103,332.00 12,059,470.00 10,814,161.00 7,788,124.00 16,457,411.00
Total 288 128 120,439,063.00 6,577,085.00 11,317,905.00 8,504,679.00 11,216,258.00 9,023,473.00 14,577,165.00 12,103,332.00 12,059,470.00 10,814,161.00 7,788,124.00 16,457,411.00

Graph of spending by cause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Graph of spending by cause area and year (cumulative)

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

If you hover over a cell for a given subcause area and year, you will get a tooltip with the number of donees and the number of donations.

For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Public Understanding/Television 48 17 45,839,891.00 2,385,000.00 4,450,000.00 2,625,000.00 3,947,381.00 4,007,200.00 5,145,000.00 4,059,600.00 7,115,485.00 2,497,836.00 4,000,000.00 5,607,389.00
Public Understanding/Film 81 23 34,410,703.00 1,523,938.00 4,156,844.00 1,438,051.00 3,970,115.00 2,125,454.00 2,729,533.00 3,841,206.00 2,655,874.00 2,466,386.00 2,308,124.00 7,195,178.00
Public Understanding/Radio 31 9 15,322,775.00 713,587.00 1,110,744.00 1,485,000.00 1,085,000.00 1,843,044.00 2,609,117.00 2,612,059.00 0.00 2,207,700.00 225,000.00 1,431,524.00
Public Understanding/New Media 47 29 11,978,709.00 1,247,359.00 488,648.00 789,768.00 1,404,824.00 145,000.00 1,830,740.00 720,059.00 2,067,311.00 925,000.00 665,000.00 1,695,000.00
Public Understanding/Theater 17 6 8,752,997.00 0.00 510,820.00 1,805,000.00 808,938.00 625,000.00 1,916,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 1,967,239.00 500,000.00 20,000.00
Public Understanding/Books 63 56 3,791,909.00 365,122.00 600,849.00 361,860.00 0.00 277,775.00 346,775.00 270,408.00 220,800.00 750,000.00 90,000.00 508,320.00
Public Understanding/ 1 1 342,079.00 342,079.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Classified total 288 128 120,439,063.00 6,577,085.00 11,317,905.00 8,504,679.00 11,216,258.00 9,023,473.00 14,577,165.00 12,103,332.00 12,059,470.00 10,814,161.00 7,788,124.00 16,457,411.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 288 128 120,439,063.00 6,577,085.00 11,317,905.00 8,504,679.00 11,216,258.00 9,023,473.00 14,577,165.00 12,103,332.00 12,059,470.00 10,814,161.00 7,788,124.00 16,457,411.00

Graph of spending by subcause area and year (incremental, not cumulative)

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
WGBH Educational Foundation (filter this donor) 21,300,000.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 1,000,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,000,000.00 2,500,000.00 2,500,000.00 3,800,000.00 1,800,000.00 2,500,000.00 1,700,000.00
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc. (filter this donor) 10,547,160.00 1,035,000.00 1,000,000.00 1,525,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 987,160.00
Tribeca Film Institute (filter this donor) 6,056,874.00 261,636.00 830,000.00 216,320.00 1,008,011.00 0.00 861,744.00 216,689.00 1,080,690.00 192,784.00 700,000.00 689,000.00
New York Public Radio (filter this donor) 5,990,200.00 650,000.00 0.00 800,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 1,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,577,700.00 225,000.00 712,500.00
Science Festival Foundation (filter this donor) 5,895,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 0.00 1,300,000.00 650,000.00 645,000.00 650,000.00
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc. (filter this donor) 5,292,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,800,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,791,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,701,000.00 0.00 0.00
National Geographic Society (filter this donor) 3,179,824.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 54,824.00 0.00 0.00 1,625,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00
Sloan Projects LLC (filter this donor) 2,850,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,500,000.00
National Public Radio, Inc. (filter this donor) 2,740,000.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 550,000.00 0.00 300,000.00 890,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00
Sundance Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,737,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 487,000.00
Galatee Films (filter this donor) 2,700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,700,000.00
Film Independent, Inc. (filter this donor) 2,665,952.00 0.00 1,097,904.00 0.00 0.00 1,047,048.00 0.00 0.00 365,000.00 0.00 156,000.00 0.00
WNET (filter this donor) 2,645,000.00 750,000.00 750,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 1,000,000.00 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation (filter this donor) 2,624,182.00 0.00 761,440.00 0.00 748,392.00 0.00 480,606.00 20,000.00 463,426.00 150,318.00 0.00 0.00
Catticus Corporation (filter this donor) 2,531,576.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,559,600.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 121,976.00
Manhattan Theatre Club (filter this donor) 2,075,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 725,000.00 125,000.00 125,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00
L.A. Theatre Works (filter this donor) 2,036,111.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 450,848.00 0.00 266,239.00 0.00 319,024.00
Science Friday Initiative, Inc. (filter this donor) 1,999,117.00 0.00 0.00 685,000.00 0.00 0.00 684,117.00 0.00 0.00 630,000.00 0.00 0.00
SoundVision Productions (filter this donor) 1,887,927.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 789,044.00 0.00 1,098,883.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,882,013.00 0.00 0.00 484,596.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 473,567.00 474,400.00 0.00 429,450.00 0.00
American Film Institute (filter this donor) 1,530,178.00 345,000.00 0.00 0.00 315,000.00 0.00 0.00 288,000.00 0.00 0.00 270,000.00 312,178.00
PRX Incorporated (filter this donor) 1,483,072.00 0.00 510,744.00 0.00 500,000.00 300,000.00 0.00 172,328.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Southern California (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,473,227.00 415,654.00 0.00 0.00 373,612.00 0.00 0.00 358,350.00 0.00 0.00 325,611.00 0.00
Hamptons International Film Festival (filter this donor) 1,387,390.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 186,467.00 186,467.00 0.00 0.00 527,456.00 0.00 487,000.00
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,376,672.00 577,359.00 0.00 349,768.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 399,545.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Academy of Sciences (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,365,000.00 0.00 520,000.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
University of California, Los Angeles (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,296,098.00 361,648.00 0.00 0.00 315,100.00 0.00 0.00 309,600.00 0.00 0.00 309,750.00 0.00
CUNY TV Foundation (filter this donor) 1,236,553.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 481,100.00 457,200.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 298,253.00
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc. (filter this donor) 1,196,390.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,196,390.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Museum of the Moving Image (filter this donor) 1,069,938.00 0.00 0.00 399,824.00 0.00 0.00 358,170.00 0.00 0.00 239,631.00 72,313.00 0.00
Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc. (filter this donor) 1,019,095.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 19,095.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc. (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00
PBS Foundation (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Columbia University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 973,425.00 0.00 0.00 289,541.00 0.00 266,939.00 0.00 0.00 150,108.00 221,837.00 0.00 45,000.00
Creative Visions (filter this donor) 866,281.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 866,281.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Public Media Lab (filter this donor) 797,836.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 797,836.00 0.00 0.00
Brooklyn Academy of Music (filter this donor) 782,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 742,250.00 0.00 20,000.00 20,000.00
Carnegie Mellon University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 771,860.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 292,500.00 0.00 195,000.00 0.00 0.00 284,360.00 0.00 0.00
American Council of Learned Societies (filter this donor) 750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 750,000.00 0.00 0.00
Chemical Heritage Foundation (filter this donor) 665,740.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 410,740.00 0.00 255,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (filter this donor) 600,000.00 500,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Women Make Movies, Inc. (filter this donor) 520,316.00 0.00 50,000.00 172,770.00 0.00 50,000.00 247,546.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
City Lore, Inc. (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
SFFILM (filter this donor) 467,500.00 0.00 467,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Appropriation (filter this donor) 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00
San Francisco Film Society (filter this donor) 417,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 417,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Museum of Mathematics (filter this donor) 401,461.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 401,461.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York Hall of Science (filter this donor) 385,514.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 320,514.00 65,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Museum of Natural History (filter this donor) 354,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 354,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Consumer Reports (filter this donor) 342,079.00 342,079.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Rhodes (filter this donor) 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Arizona State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 248,648.00 0.00 248,648.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Open Mind Legacy Project (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
IEEE Foundation, Inc. (filter this donor) 125,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas, Austin (filter this donor) 107,500.00 57,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Filmmakers Collaborative (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jonathan Waldman (filter this donor) 100,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Whitney Museum of American Art (filter this donor) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 95,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
American Associates of the National Theatre (filter this donor) 94,758.00 0.00 10,820.00 0.00 83,938.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Maryland, College Park (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 89,500.00 0.00 89,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stuart Firestein (filter this donor) 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota Foundation (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Phillips Collection (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Library Foundation of Los Angeles (filter this donor) 70,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Food & Environment Reporting Network (filter this donor) 63,587.00 63,587.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Catherine Price LLC (filter this donor) 50,675.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,675.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Washington Monthly Corporation (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Robert Kanigel (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michael Lemonick (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Margot Lee Shetterly (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Adam Becker (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Katherine Eban Finkelstein (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jared Farmer (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Henry Petroski (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fairfield University (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stephen E. Olson (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Mindell (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
David Baron (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Charles Graeber (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carl Zimmer (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Benjamin Ehrlich (filter this donor) 50,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oren Harman (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Montana State University (filter this donor) 48,417.00 0.00 48,417.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Joel N. Shurkin (filter this donor) 46,900.00 0.00 0.00 46,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz (filter this donor) 45,620.00 0.00 0.00 45,620.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Middlebury College (filter this donor) 45,522.00 45,522.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Maura R. O'Connor (filter this donor) 45,100.00 0.00 32,100.00 0.00 0.00 13,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornell University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 45,065.00 0.00 45,065.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00
Harvey Wang (filter this donor) 45,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 45,000.00 0.00
Jon Gertner (filter this donor) 42,000.00 0.00 42,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ed Regis (filter this donor) 40,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,800.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Princeton University Press (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Barnard College (filter this donor) 40,000.00 15,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Michelle Nijhuis (filter this donor) 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brooke Borel (filter this donor) 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New York Academy of Sciences (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 40,000.00 40,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Rebecca Schwarzlose (filter this donor) 39,400.00 39,400.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Stevens Institute of Technology (filter this donor) 39,340.00 0.00 0.00 39,340.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John M. Johnson Jr. (filter this donor) 38,517.00 0.00 38,517.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for the Future (filter this donor) 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 35,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The New School for Social Research (filter this donor) 34,000.00 0.00 0.00 34,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Jeffrey Hecht (filter this donor) 33,000.00 33,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (filter this donor) 31,000.00 0.00 0.00 31,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Louisville Research Foundation (filter this donor) 30,700.00 30,700.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yale University Press (filter this donor) 30,250.00 0.00 30,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Tom Shachtman (filter this donor) 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Fractured Atlas (filter this donor) 30,000.00 30,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ainissa Ramirez (filter this donor) 27,500.00 0.00 27,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
New Jersey Institute of Technology Foundation (filter this donor) 25,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,850.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Seth Fletcher (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Christie Wilcox (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, Inc. (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri, Columbia (filter this donor) 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
Susan Hand Shetterly (filter this donor) 22,500.00 0.00 22,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Academy Foundation (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Hourglass Group, Ltd. (filter this donor) 20,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 20,000.00
Lydia Denworth (filter this donor) 19,000.00 19,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gino Segre (filter this donor) 16,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 16,100.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Amir D. Aczel (filter this donor) 15,408.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 15,408.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Istvan Hargittai (filter this donor) 13,320.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 13,320.00
Kevin Davis (filter this donor) 10,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,250.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
NYC Arts in Education Roundtable (filter this donor) 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Julie Wosk (filter this donor) 4,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,525.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 120,439,063.00 6,577,085.00 11,317,905.00 8,504,679.00 11,216,258.00 9,023,473.00 14,577,165.00 12,103,332.00 12,059,470.00 10,814,161.00 7,788,124.00 16,457,411.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (288 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 288)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
New York Academy of Sciences40,000.002392018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8553-- Grant investigator: Melanie Brickman Borchard; to support a multidisciplinary symposium and panel on science denialism.
IEEE Foundation, Inc.125,000.001682018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8548-- Grant investigator: Richard Allen; to support enhanced animation and graphics for a feature documentary about Claude Shannon, the father of information theory.
Fractured Atlas30,000.002562018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8555-- Grant investigator: Lauren Lattimore; to support Kaimera Productions in an immersive installation performance that blends theater, music, dance, and multimedia, and invites audiences to question the ethics of data privacy.
Tribeca Film Institute261,636.001452018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8468-- Grant investigator: Molly O'Keefe; to support the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for the annual selection and development of the best-of-the-best screenplay from Sloan’s six film school partners and to pilot a new Sloan Discovery Award selected from six new non-Sloan film school screenplays with S&T themes.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute500,000.00792018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8470-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support the 2019 and 2021 National Math Festivals, events that increase the appreciation for mathematics and mathematical research through the arts, engaging lectures, and interactive activities.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,035,000.00252018Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8472-- Grant investigator: Lee Koromvokis; to continue weekly broadcast of Paul Solman's economic and business coverage Making Sen$e on PBS NewsHour and to support online, social and mobile platforms with related content and to support an evaluation.
WNET750,000.00462018Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8559-- Grant investigator: Stephen Segaller; to support a three-part television series broadcast and accompanying outreach on the engineering and technology of LaGuardia Airport, with a focus on the current new terminal project.
Benjamin Ehrlich50,000.001962018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8465-- Grant investigator: Benjamin Ehrlich; to support the research and writing of The Brain That Discovered Itself, about the father of neuroscience Santiago Ramon y Cajal, to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Fall 2020.
Jeffrey Hecht33,000.002512018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8466-- Grant investigator: Jeff Hecht; to support the research and writing of a book on the history of laser weapons, including recent innovations.
University of Texas, Austin57,500.001932018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8467-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to support Power Trip: The Story of Energy by Michael Webber, to be published by Basic Books in 2019.
Barnard College15,000.002822018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8469-- Grant investigator: Kathryn Kolbert; to support a screening of the Sloan-supported documentary Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story and a panel about portraying women in science on the screen at the Athena Film Festival in February 2018.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology20,000.002682018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8471-- Grant investigator: Amy Brand; support for the preliminary stages of a MIT Press book and film project on women in STEM fields and the seminal 1999 report “A Study on the Status of Women Faculty in Science at MIT.”.
University of Louisville Research Foundation30,700.002542018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8542-- Grant investigator: Lee Dugatkin; to support a book about Charles Willson Peale, creator of a natural history/art museum in Revolutionary-era America, and how the museum influenced the public’s perception of science and art.
Whitney Museum of American Art100,000.001792018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8552-- Grant investigator: Christiane Paul; to support a major exhibition on the intersection of art and technology from the 1960s until today.
Food & Environment Reporting Network63,587.001912018Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8556-- Grant investigator: Tom Laskawy; to support immersive science storytelling on the Gastropod podcast and a diversity evaluation and implementation plan.
Michelle Nijhuis40,000.002392018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8546-- Grant investigator: Michelle Nijhuis; to support the research, fact-checking, and promotion of a book about the species conservation movement to be published by W.W. Norton in 2020.
Rebecca Schwarzlose39,400.002452018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8547-- Grant investigator: Rebecca Schwarzlose; to support the writing and illustrations for a book about brain maps to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Profile Books in Spring 2020.
American Film Institute345,000.001232018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8549-- Grant investigator: Joe Petricca; to support the development and production of science and technology films, television, and new media projects by top film students.
University of Southern California415,654.001052018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8550-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; to support the development and production of science and technology films, television, and new media projects by top film students.
University of California, Los Angeles361,648.001172018Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8551-- Grant investigator: Kathleen McHugh; to support the development and production of science and technology films, television, and new media projects by top film students.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology557,359.00732018Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8554-- Grant investigator: John Durant; to support the growth of twelve new science festival initiatives in communities across the country with small resource bases with a special new emphasis on diversity.
New York Public Radio650,000.00622018Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8557-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; to support story-driven health care reporting at WNYC, including coverage of health care policy and economics, medical science and discovery, and personal health.
Catticus Corporation600,000.00652018Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8558-- Grant investigator: Michael Schwarz; to produce Look Who’s Driving, a one-hour documentary about autonomous vehicle technology, to air on PBS’s NOVA.
Consumer Reports342,079.001242018Public Understanding/https://sloan.org/grant-detail/8560-- Grant investigator: Justin Brookman; to research consumer attitudes on digital privacy, convene experts and test technology platforms on their privacy practices, and educate consumers about digital privacy and security.
Fairfield University50,000.001962018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8543-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Vanderbes; to support the research and writing of a book about the thalidomide scandal of the 1960s to be published by Random House in 2020.
Middlebury College45,522.002272018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8544-- Grant investigator: Richard Wolfson; to support the research and writing of an updated version of the 1993 Sloan-supported book Nuclear Choices: A Citizen’s Guide to Nuclear Technology to be published by MIT Press.
Lydia Denworth19,000.002792018Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8545-- Grant investigator: Lydia Denworth; to support the research and writing of Friendship: A Natural History, to be published by W.W. Norton in 2019.
National Public Radio, Inc.600,000.00652017Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8122-- Grant investigator: Christopher Turpin; to deepen and expand Planet Money’s coverage of economics via podcast episodes, on-air radio stories, and participatory journalism.
WGBH Educational Foundation2,000,000.0072017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8125-- Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to support the production of four prime time American Experience documentary films about the role of science and technology in history.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,000,000.00262017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8128-- Grant investigator: Lee Koromvokis; to continue weekly broadcast of Paul Solman's economic and business coverage Making Sen$e on PBS NewsHour and to support online, social and mobile platforms with related content.
L.A. Theatre Works500,000.00792017Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8130-- Grant investigator: Susan Loewenberg; to record four new Sloan plays for public radio broadcast and online streaming, and to develop a new 12-play podcast while disseminating 20 science plays to millions of people and thousands of libraries and schools.
Jon Gertner42,000.002372017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8101-- Grant investigator: Jon Gertner; to support the research and writing of a book, The Ice at the End of the World, on the scientific and technological history of Greenland with a special focus on climate change.
Jonathan Waldman50,000.001962017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8103-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Waldman; to support the research and writing of a general-interest nonfiction book about a small company’s efforts to build the world’s first commercially-viable bricklaying robot, called SAM.
Carl Zimmer50,000.001962017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8102-- Grant investigator: Carl Zimmer; to support the research and writing of a popular book on the nature of heredity, from its early history to the latest scientific findings and their implications for society.
Jared Farmer50,000.001962017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8108-- Grant investigator: Jared Farmer; to support the research and writing of a book on the human relationship with trees and what it says about our larger relationship with nature, Ancient Trees in Modern Times: A Natural History of Long?term Relationships.
John M. Johnson Jr.38,517.002472017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8496-- Grant investigator: John Johnson; to support a book about the astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky and the search for dark matter.
Montana State University48,417.002222017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8497-- Grant investigator: Catherine Zabinski; to support a book on the evolutionary and ecological science underlying agriculture, Eternal Harvest: An Extraordinary Biography of Wheat, to be published by University of Chicago Press.
Susan Hand Shetterly22,500.002672017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8498-- Grant investigator: Susan Shetterly; to support a book on seaweeds and their interactions with humans and their habitats, to be published by Algonquin Press.
Maura R. O'Connor32,100.002522017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8499-- Grant investigator: Maura O'Connor; to support Wayfinding: The Mystery and Science of Human Navigation in the Age of GPS, a nonfiction trade book on human navigation to be published by St. Martin’s Press in 2018.
Stephen E. Olson50,000.001962017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8500-- Grant investigator: Stephen Olson; to support a book on the discovery, manufacture, and use of plutonium in the bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2020.
Yale University Press30,250.002552017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8271-- Grant investigator: Karen Seto; to support Urban Chromatic, a book that uses satellite imagery to increase public understanding of remote sensing and contemporary global urbanization.
Washington Monthly Corporation50,000.001962017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8277-- Grant investigator: Diane Straus; to support the re-launch of Invention & Technology Magazine with a special issue on the achievements of women and minorities in STEM and to redesign the website.
Women Make Movies, Inc.50,000.001962017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8278-- Grant investigator: Barbara Ghammashi; to showcase 10 high-profile new media science projects from the U.S. at the 2017 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.
Sundance Institute500,000.00792017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8273-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at the nation's pre-eminent independent film center that includes screenwriting fellowships, feature film prizes, science and film panels, and associated outreach.
Tribeca Film Institute830,000.00392017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8274-- Grant investigator: Molly O'Keefe; to build on the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund's success in developing new science films to production and to raise the profile of Sloan screenings, readings, and panels at the Tribeca Film Festival.
SFFILM467,500.00982017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8275-- Grant investigator: Noah Cowan; to nurture, develop, and champion films that explore scientific or technological themes and characters.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation761,440.00452017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8276-- Grant investigator: Katherine Tallman; to sustain and expand the national Science on Screen program, with a focus on enhanced web and social media promotion.
WNET750,000.00462017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8280-- Grant investigator: David Horn; to support a two-hour public television broadcast of a multimedia live stage play about Albert Einstein’s journey to the general theory of relativity.
Open Mind Legacy Project200,000.001572017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8281-- Grant investigator: Alexander Heffner; to support eight to ten interviews with Sloan-supported authors and Sloan-related thinkers each year on The Open Mind.
University of Maryland, College Park46,500.002252017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8272-- Grant investigator: Jason Farman; support for Jason Farman’s Waiting for Word: How Message Delays Have Shaped History, Love, Technology, and Everything We Know, a book about technologies of communication, to be published by Yale University Press in late 2018/early 2019.
Academy Foundation20,000.002682017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8279-- Grant investigator: Andrew Maltz; to support the Academy of Motions Pictures Art and Sciences and its Sci-Tech Council in a screening and panel discussion of Hidden Figures, presented in collaboration with NASA.
Cornell University45,065.002282017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8098-- Grant investigator: Karen Levy; to support research for and writing of Data Driven: Truckers and the New Workplace Surveillance (Princeton University Press 2018), a book about digital surveillance of long-haul truckers and digital surveillance in the workplace.
Ainissa Ramirez27,500.002582017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8100-- Grant investigator: Ainissa Ramirez; to support research for and writing of The Alchemy of Us: How Matter and Humans Transformed One Another (MIT Press 2018), a book about how human engineering and the invention of 8 key material devices changed our lives.
National Academy of Sciences20,000.002682017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8114-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to support the third in a series of Sackler Colloquia on the Science of Science Communication, to be held November 16 and 17, 2017.
American Associates of the National Theatre10,820.002852017Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8129-- Grant investigator: Emily Anstead; to commission a play about Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis and his breakthrough discovery on the importance of antiseptic practices in medicine, to be written by playwright Stephen Brown and potentially produced by the National Theatre.
University of Maryland, College Park43,000.002362017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8097-- Grant investigator: Jeffrey Bub; to support the research and writing of a graphic non-fiction book on space-time, relativity, and gravity to be published by Princeton University Press.
Seth Fletcher25,000.002602017Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8099-- Grant investigator: Seth Fletcher; to support research for and writing of Einstein’s Shadow: A Black Hole, A Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable (Ecco Press 2018), a book about the Event Horizon Telescope and the quest to capture the first direct image of a black hole.
National Academy of Sciences500,000.00792017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8109-- Grant investigator: Ann Merchant; to sustain the Science and Entertainment Exchange and the role of science and science consultants in Hollywood and to provide science advisors for the Sloan Film Program.
Film Independent, Inc.398,668.001142017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8110-- Grant investigator: Maria Bozzi; as support for the triennial Sloan Film Summit: a three-day event of screenings, panels, staged readings, project updates, networking opportunities, and community building for Sloan film grantees.
Film Independent, Inc.699,236.00572017Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8111-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Kushner; to provide direct support to develop and distribute science and technology scripts, teleplays, and films.
Arizona State University248,648.001482017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8115-- Grant investigator: Ed Finn; to create a free, open source, interactive, digital edition of Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers and Creators of All Kinds that bridges the sciences and humanities and seeks to foster an engaged community of readers.
PRX Incorporated510,744.00782017Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8121-- Grant investigator: Kerri Hoffman; to support PRX in developing a new generation of science shows and expanding science-themed audio content for radio broadcast and podcast.
City Lore, Inc.500,000.00792017Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8124-- Grant investigator: Steve Zeitlin; to support the theatrical release, festival run, and PBS broadcast of Oliver Sacks: The Life of the Mind, a documentary about the renowned neurologist, clinician, and writer.
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute100,000.001792017Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8118-- Grant investigator: David Eisenbud; to support a Sloan Film Room and related math and arts programming at the National Math Festival.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,000,000.00262016Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8126-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for a two-hour NOVA special, Beyond the Elements, that investigates the substances composed of the elements in the periodic table and accompanying educational outreach and marketing.
North Carolina State University80,000.001862016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8107-- Grant investigator: Robert Dunn; to support research and writing of a book, "Never Home Alone," that engages the general public in the history and science of the microbiology of the built environment.
Oren Harman50,000.001962016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8105-- Grant investigator: Oren Harman; to support the writing of a book, Evolutions, that juxtaposes the most current scientific understanding of cosmology and the evolution with myths.
Adam Becker50,000.001962016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8104-- Grant investigator: Adam Becker; to research and write a book on the history of the foundations of quantum physics, with a particular emphasis on the continued dominance of the troubled "Copenhagen interpretation".
Charles Graeber50,000.001962016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8106-- Grant investigator: Charles Graeber; to support the writing of a book, The Breakthrough, to enhance public understanding of the science behind recent advances in cancer immunotherapy.
University of Minnesota Foundation75,000.001872016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8116-- Grant investigator: Lyndel King; to expand public awareness of the groundbreaking work of Santiago Ramon y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, through an exhibition and book of his drawings.
Filmmakers Collaborative100,000.001792016Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8127-- Grant investigator: Jen Myronuk; to support the development of "FRONTIERS," a new television show that profiles scientists as explorers conducting research across the globe.
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, Inc.25,000.002602016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8117-- Grant investigator: Rosalind Reid; to sponsor four sessions at the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists to advance the effective use of traditional, emerging and interactive media to inform public conversation about science.
Tribeca Film Institute216,320.001552016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8112-- Grant investigator: Anna Ponder; to support the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize for the annual selection and development of the best-of-the-best screenplay from Sloan’s six film school partners.
New York University484,596.00932016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8113-- Grant investigator: Michael Burke; for an annual feature film production grant over three years to enable film students to shoot a first feature film about science and technology.
American Academy of Arts and Sciences150,000.001672016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8119-- Grant investigator: John Randell; to support a two-year study and accompanying workshop on better understanding public attitudes toward science.
New York Public Radio400,000.001082016Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8123-- Grant investigator: Jad Abumrad; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative and popular science-themed radio show, via multiple platforms.
The New School for Social Research34,000.002502016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/8120-- Grant investigator: Arien Mack; to support a two-day conference titled “Invisibility: The Power of an Idea,” at The New School in New York City.
Women Make Movies, Inc.125,000.001682016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7301-- Grant investigator: Debra Zimmerman; to explore the new medium of Virtual Reality with a short film allowing viewers  to experience the workings of the LIGO gravitational wave detector, and to grasp the science behind this breakthrough discovery.
NYC Arts in Education Roundtable5,000.002872016Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7396-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Clarke; for a professional development event for educators that will explore how improvisation affects the brain.
Women Make Movies, Inc.47,770.002232016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7235-- Grant investigator: Barbara Ghammashi; to support a pilot project to track what happened to scripts that won Sloan awards, to track the careers of Sloan award winners, and to track the careers of students in the Sloan programs who sought awards, but did not receive them.
New York Public Radio400,000.001082016Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7332-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; to support health care reporting at WNYC with a focus on the economics and policy of our healthcare system and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers in New York.
Science Friday Initiative, Inc.685,000.00592016Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7333-- Grant investigator: Ira Flatow; to support Science Friday, focusing on science and the arts, including radio broadcasts, digital science videos, blog posts, and associated media.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.525,000.00772016Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7358-- Grant investigator: Dalton Delan; to support the scientific, technological and engineering component of a six-part public television series on the history of Africa, presented  by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz45,620.002262016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7200-- Grant investigator: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz; to support the research and writing of Needles and Haystacks: The Smart Way to Use New Data, a book on the wide-ranging applications of Big Data analysis.
American Museum of the Moving Image399,824.001122016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7236-- Grant investigator: Carl Goodman; to maintain and develop the comprehensive, up-to-date, go-to site for the nationwide Sloan Film program, its participating partners and 500+ film projects and to add a Sloan Film Channel.
Columbia University289,541.001392016Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7237-- Grant investigator: Trey Ellis; to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to write screenplays and produce short films about science and technology through enhanced research, mentorship, and award opportunities.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology349,768.001222016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7302-- Grant investigator: John Durant; to support the growth of nine new science festival initiatives in communities across the country with small resource bases.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,000,000.00262016Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7359-- Grant investigator: Lee Koromvokis; to continue weekly broadcast of Paul Solman's economic and business coverage Making Sen$e on PBS NewsHour and to support online, social media, and digital content and audiences.
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.1,800,000.0082016Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7397-- Grant investigator: William Carden; to commission, develop, produce and disseminate new science plays in New York and across the country.
Stevens Institute of Technology39,340.002462016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7201-- Grant investigator: Gregory Morgan; to support the research and writing of a book on the role of cancer-causing viruses.
Joel N. Shurkin46,900.002242016Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7202-- Grant investigator: Joel Shurkin; to support a book on the physicist Richard Garwin who designed the hydrogen bomb that explores the relationship between science and government.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County31,000.002532016Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7303-- Grant investigator: Symmes Gardner; to support Seeing Science: Photography, Science and Visual Culture, an online project and on-site exhibition.
WNET100,000.001792015Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7360-- Grant investigator: Alexander Heffner; to  produce at least three annual Sloan-related science, technology, and economics themed episodes of The Open Mind for two years and to support enhanced outreach and promotion for the show to a national PBS audience.
American Associates of the National Theatre83,938.001852015Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7398-- Grant investigator: Rufus Norris; to support the development of a musical about John Snow, the father of epidemiology, and how he helped solve the cholera outbreak in 1850s London.
San Francisco Film Society417,500.001042015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7238-- Grant investigator: Noah Cowan; to nurture, develop, and champion films that explore scientific or technological themes and characters.
Carnegie Mellon University292,500.001382015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7239-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology.
Tribeca Film Institute800,000.00412015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7240-- Grant investigator: Anna Ponder; to build on the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund's success and to raise the profile of Sloan screenings, readings, and panels at the Tribeca Film Festival and year-round.
Sundance Institute500,000.00792015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7241-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at the nation's pre-eminent independent film center that includes screenwriting fellowships, feature film prizes, science and film panels, and associated outreach.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation748,392.00542015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7242-- Grant investigator: Katherine Tallman; to support the expansion of Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen program to art house cinemas nationwide.
Science Festival Foundation1,350,000.00202015Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7305-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the production and execution of the annual World Science Festival and related year-round live and digital activities in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
CUNY TV Foundation481,100.00942015Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7361-- Grant investigator: Robert Isaacson; to continue production of the series "Science Goes to the Movies" so there are enough episodes to initiate national distribution.
Manhattan Theatre Club600,000.00652015Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7400-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Rothman; to support the MTC/Sloan Initiative commissioning, developing, and producing new science and technology plays.
National Geographic Society54,824.001942015Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7304-- Grant investigator: Pam Caragol; to produce a short video for The Science Philanthropy Alliance that illustrates its purpose and encourages philanthropic commitments to science funding for presentation with the Giving Pledge group on November 6, 2015.
Manhattan Theatre Club125,000.001682015Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7399-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Rothman; production support for Manhattan Theatre Club's staging of Nick Payne's science-themed Incognito.
University of Southern California373,612.001162015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7243-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
University of California, Los Angeles315,100.001302015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7244-- Grant investigator: Kathleen McHugh; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
American Film Institute315,000.001312015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7245-- Grant investigator: Joe Petricca; to encourage the next generation of storytellers to create more realistic and dramatic stories about science and technology, and to challenge stereotypes about scientists and engineers through film.
Tribeca Film Institute208,011.001562015Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7246-- Grant investigator: Anna Ponder; to support the Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize administered by the Tribeca Film Institute to the best-of-the-best screenplay from Sloan’s six film school partners.
National Public Radio, Inc.550,000.00742015Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7334-- Grant investigator: Christopher Turpin; to support Planet Money’s coverage of economics via multimedia journalism and enterprise radio reporting.
PRX Incorporated500,000.00792015Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7335-- Grant investigator: Jake Shapiro; to support PRX in a three-pronged approach to expand science-themed audio content for radio broadcast, podcast, and video.
Creative Visions866,281.00382015Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7362-- Grant investigator: Trevor Hall; to produce an American Masters' documentary for PBS on the remarkable life and scientific achievements of Hollywood actress, Hedy Lamarr.
WGBH Educational Foundation2,500,000.0022015Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7363-- Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to produce and broadcast four new documentaries on the role of science and technology in history on PBS's The American Experience.
Institute for the Future35,000.002482015Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7344-- Grant investigator: Eri Gentry; to launch For Future Reference, a 10-episode podcast series on consumer understanding of the latest advances in science and technology.
CUNY TV Foundation457,200.001002014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7367-- Grant investigator: Robert Isaacson; to pilot a 13-part TV series co-hosted by a  journalist and a scientist that reviews the latest movies and television shows, with an emphasis on the science angle.
L.A. Theatre Works500,000.00792014Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7401-- Grant investigator: Susan Loewenberg; to record four new science-themed Sloan plays for public radio broadcast and online streaming, to develop new digital products based on previous play recordings and to maximize visibility and access to all science plays for the public, for libraries and for schools.
Library Foundation of Los Angeles20,000.002682014Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7307-- Grant investigator: Kenneth Brecher; to support a science essay, panels with scientists, and other programs exploring the scientific underpinnings of Homer's The Odyssey, part of a month-long series of programs, lectures, and events using libraries to bring the two cultures of science and the arts together around great works of literature.
Manhattan Theatre Club125,000.001682014Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7402-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Rothman; production support for Manhattan Theatre Club's science-themed Broadway play Constellations featuring a theoretical physicist as a main character.
National Academy of Sciences600,000.00652014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7247-- Grant investigator: Ann Merchant; to sustain and strengthen the Science & Entertainment Exchange and the role of science in Hollywood and provide support and exposure for the Sloan Film Program.
Film Independent, Inc.381,053.001152014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7248-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Kushner; to support the triennial Sloan Film Summit, a three-day event of screenings, panels, staged readings, project updates, and networking opportunities and community building for Sloan film grantees.
Film Independent, Inc.665,995.00612014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7249-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Kushner; to provide direct support to develop science and technology scripts through a Producer’s Lab and Fast Track film financing and to start a fund to incentivize distribution of completed Sloan films and other science-worthy features.
Hamptons International Film Festival186,467.001612014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7250-- Grant investigator: Anne Chaisson; to provide final support toward a program to develop qualifying screenplays towards production and spotlight feature films with science and technology themes and characters at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
New York Public Radio400,000.001082014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7336-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; as support for a health care reporting unit at WNYC, Appointment with Reform, focusing on the economics and policy of our healthcare system and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers in New York.
SoundVision Productions789,044.00432014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7337-- Grant investigator: Bari Scott; to support the radio broadcast of BURN: An Energy Journal to enhance understanding of energy and energy-related issues through public radio specials, podcasts, features for national news shows, and infographics and multimedia online content.
Columbia University266,939.001432014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7263-- Grant investigator: Trey Ellis; to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to write screenplays and produce short films about science and technology.
PRX Incorporated300,000.001352014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7345-- Grant investigator: Jake Shapiro; as support for a three-pronged approach to developing and disseminating new science and technology content for a new generation of radio producers and listeners via nontraditional broadcast, digital, and mobile platforms.
American Museum of Natural History354,000.001202014Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7346-- Grant investigator: Neil Tyson; as support for the popular science talk show StarTalk hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,000,000.00262014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7368-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for a two-hour NOVA special about black holes hosted by astrophysicist Janna Levin, and ancillary outreach activities and a free mobile app.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,000,000.00262014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7374-- Grant investigator: Dalton Delan; to support the production of a six-hour PBS documentary with Ken Burns on the past, present, and future of cancer science based on the award-winning book Emperor of All Maladies, and associated outreach.
Barnard College25,000.002602014Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7264-- Grant investigator: Kathryn Kolbert; to screen Decoding Annie Parker and hold a panel discussion as a way of highlighting women in STEM fields at the Athena Film Festival.
Yale University25,000.002602014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7204-- Grant investigator: Emily Coates; as support for supplementary images, drawings and video in an interdisciplinary course book on physics and dance.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.500,000.00792014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7364-- Grant investigator: Sara Just; to increase coverage of the NewsHour’s Making Sen$e program by one-third and make it a weekly broadcast with a designated regular time slot.
David Baron50,000.001962014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7205-- Grant investigator: David Baron; to support the research and writing of a book on the 1878 solar eclipse and how it helped create a culture of science in America.
Maura R. O'Connor13,000.002842014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7206-- Grant investigator: Maura O'Connor; to support a book on the science and ethics of conservation biology with a focus on extinction and de-extinction.
Kevin Davis10,250.002862014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7207-- Grant investigator: Kevin Davis; for the research and writing of a book on the intersection of criminal law and neuroscience for a general audience.
Margot Lee Shetterly50,000.001962014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7208-- Grant investigator: Margot Shetterly; to support the research and writing of a book on the female African American mathematicians who worked at NASA over six decades.
Julie Wosk4,525.002882014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7209-- Grant investigator: Julie Wosk; to support enhanced illustrations in a print and electronic book about how our changing representation of artificial women reflect both changing technologies and our changing attitudes toward women.
The Phillips Collection75,000.001872014Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7306-- Grant investigator: Wendy Grossman; to support an exhibition, public programs, and a book about the mathematical significance of the artist Man Ray's work.
Richard Rhodes125,000.001682014Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7203-- Grant investigator: Richard Rhodes; to support the research and writing of a book on the history of energy transitions for a general audience to be published by Simon & Schuster.
Women Make Movies, Inc.50,000.001962014Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7308-- Grant investigator: Flora Lichtman; to support two animated short films about current scientific research that will be distributed on the web.
University of Texas, Austin50,000.001962014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7365-- Grant investigator: Michael Webber; to produce a 5- to 7-minute demo reel and revised treatment for a 6-part PBS series "Energy at the Movies".
WNET1,000,000.00262014Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7366-- Grant investigator: Charlie Rose; to produce ten hour-long episodes on "Brain Science and Society" co-hosted by Charlie Rose and Eric Kandel, to be broadcast on PBS and Bloomberg and made available online.
Manhattan Theatre Club125,000.001682013Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7403-- Grant investigator: Annie MacRae; for production support for Manhattan Theatre Club’s science-comedy The Explorers Club.
American Museum of the Moving Image358,170.001192013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7257-- Grant investigator: Carl Goodman; to maintain and expand a go-to site for the Sloan Film program that showcases Sloan-winning films and filmmakers, features original articles and status updates, and serves as a science and film web hub.
Chemical Heritage Foundation410,740.001062013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7310-- Grant investigator: Shelley Geehr; to create a chemistry set iPad app for free download that recreates the experience of working with a real chemistry set.
Science Friday Initiative, Inc.684,117.00602013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7342-- Grant investigator: Ira Flatow; to support Science Friday, focusing on science and the arts, including radio broadcasts, digital science videos, blog posts, and associated media.
WGBH Educational Foundation2,500,000.0022013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7372-- Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four primetime films on PBS’s American Experience on the role of science, technology, and engineering in history with an engineering iPhone app, interactive website, and ancillary outreach activities.
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.1,791,000.0092013Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7404-- Grant investigator: William Carden; to commission, develop, produce, and disseminate new science plays in New York and across the country.
Robert Kanigel50,000.001962013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7217-- Grant investigator: Robert Kanigel; to research and write a biography of Jane Jacobs.
Catherine Price LLC50,675.001952013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7218-- Grant investigator: Catherine Price; for support for travel and research on a book about the science and history of vitamins.
Tribeca Film Institute100,000.001792013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7375-- Grant investigator: Natalie Mooallem; for support for research and writing of a treatment and first draft of a mini-series about Hedy Lamarr based on Richard Rhodes’s book.
Katherine Eban Finkelstein50,000.001962013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7210-- Grant investigator: Katherine Finkelstein; support for the research and writing of a book on the dangers of America’s use and manufacturing of generic drugs.
Women Make Movies, Inc.247,546.001492013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7251-- Grant investigator: David Kaplan; support for wide theatrical release and enhanced outreach and an educational campaign around the film Particle Fever, a dramatic documentary about the Large Hadron Collider.
WNET45,000.002292013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7369-- Grant investigator: Alexander Heffner; as support for the broadcast of three public television programs to enhance public understanding of science and technology on Richard Heffner's Open Mind.
David Mindell50,000.001962013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7211-- Grant investigator: David Mindell; support for the research and writing of a book about automation and robotics.
Brooke Borel40,000.002392013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7212-- Grant investigator: Brooke Borel; support for the research and writing of a book on the history of the bed bug and its impact on scientific research, pest control and the general public.
Yale University25,000.002602013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7213-- Grant investigator: Ben-Zion Shilo; as support for the research and writing of a book and an associated website on the formation and development of the human embryo with 70 visual metaphors to illustrate basic concepts.
Gino Segre16,100.002802013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7214-- Grant investigator: Gino Segre; support for the research and writing of a biography of physicist Enrico Fermi.
Stuart Firestein40,000.002392013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7215-- Grant investigator: Stuart Firestein; support for the research and writing of a book on failure and its role in science for the general public.
Christie Wilcox25,000.002602013Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7216-- Grant investigator: Bora Zickovic; support for the research and writing of a comprehensive science blogging guide for writers of all experience levels.
New York University20,000.002682013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7311-- Grant investigator: Jennifer Chi; to provide support to the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World in expanding audiences and building engagement for a traveling exhibition exploring the scientific, technological, and cultural roots of time reckoning and our understanding of time.
Sundance Institute500,000.00792013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7252-- Grant investigator: Michelle Satter; to support a science and technology film program at Sundance that includes film fellowships, film prizes, and film panels and outreach.
Tribeca Film Institute761,744.00442013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7253-- Grant investigator: Natalie Mooallem; to develop new science and technology films for production and to hold panels and readings at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation480,606.00952013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7254-- Grant investigator: Katherine Tallman; to support Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen program and expand its reach to another 40 theatres nationwide.
New York Public Radio125,000.001682013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7338-- Grant investigator: Jim Schachter; for a planning grant for WNYC's new Healthcare Reporting Unit to research and pilot episodes targeted at New York healthcare policy and the impact of the Affordable Care Act on consumers.
New York Public Radio750,000.00462013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7339-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative popular science-themed radio show, via multiple platforms.
New York Public Radio750,000.00462013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7340-- Grant investigator: David Krasnow; to support the production and distribution of science and technology coverage on Studio 360, an award-winning arts and culture show.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,500,000.00132013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7370-- Grant investigator: Linda Winslow; for high quality on-air and online coverage of economic and financial topics on PBS’s NewsHour.
Library Foundation of Los Angeles50,000.001962013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7312-- Grant investigator: Kenneth Brecher; as support for the scientific component of a month-long multimedia library program on the contemporary relevance of Moby Dick.
Hamptons International Film Festival186,467.001612013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7255-- Grant investigator: Anne Chaisson; to commission and spotlight science and technology films and develop science and technology screenplays into production.
Carnegie Mellon University195,000.001592013Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7256-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology.
Science Festival Foundation1,300,000.00212013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7309-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support program development and production of the World Science Festival for two years.
National Public Radio, Inc.300,000.001352013Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7341-- Grant investigator: Anne Gudenkauf; to support an innovative, on-air, and online multimedia reporter at the Science Desk for two years before NPR covers this new, full-time position.
PBS Foundation1,000,000.00262013Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7371-- Grant investigator: Beth Hoppe; as support for the pilot of a six-part, fact-based historical drama about how the Civil War drove innovations in medical science to air on PBS and Video on Demand along with a major educational outreach campaign.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology50,000.001962013Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7313-- Grant investigator: David Kaiser; to support a two-day workshop on the changing face of public science engagement and potential research in this area.
Manhattan Theatre Club50,000.001962012Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7405-- Grant investigator: Annie MacRae; for a final installment of production support for "The Other Place," a science play being produced at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Broadway space.
Tribeca Film Institute216,689.001542012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7266-- Grant investigator: Natalie Mooallem; to award the annual Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize to the best-of-the-best student film from all film school partners and to develop each winning screenplay toward production.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology399,545.001132012Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7314-- Grant investigator: John Durant; to provide seed grants to launch twelve new science festival initiatives in communities with small resource bases.
Catticus Corporation1,500,000.00132012Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7376-- Grant investigator: Michael Schwarz; for production support for a three-hour series tracing the history of Silicon Valley to be aired on PBS primetime, along with development of a public education and community outreach campaign.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation20,000.002682012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7265-- Grant investigator: Denise Kasell; to support Coolidge Corner Theatre, which leads the Foundation's Science on Screen initiative, in their transition to digital projection.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,500,000.00132012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7258-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for co-production of a feature-length dramatic film on Lise Meitner for worldwide theatrical release and for prime time television broadcast as a two-hour special on NOVA.
American Film Institute288,000.001402012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7267-- Grant investigator: Joe Petricca; to encourage the next generation of storytellers to create more realistic and dramatic stories about science and technology, and to challenge stereotypes about scientists and engineers through film.
University of California, Los Angeles309,600.001342012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7268-- Grant investigator: Etana Jacobson; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
New York Hall of Science320,514.001282012Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7315-- Grant investigator: Eric Siegel; to create an interactive eBook for iPad that incorporates compelling narratives from the Innocence Project with scientific themes of DNA used as evidence and cognitive and perception biases.
SoundVision Productions1,098,883.00242012Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7343-- Grant investigator: Bari Scott; for support for BURN: An Energy Journal to expand the public's energy literacy through public radio specials, monthly stories broadcast on Marketplace, and shared productions with National Geographic, as well as online content and outreach.
PRX Incorporated172,328.001632012Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7347-- Grant investigator: Jake Shapiro; to experiment with new, diverse voices outside the radio mainstream and with new approaches to presenting STEM content for a new generation.
L.A. Theatre Works450,848.001012012Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7348-- Grant investigator: Vicki Pearlson; to record four new Sloan-commissioned or supported science plays for broadcast on public radio and distributed to schools, libraries, online retail partners and regional theatres, and for development of "Relativity" apps, eBooks, and website material.
Catticus Corporation59,600.001922012Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7377-- Grant investigator: Michael Schwarz; as a planning grant to support research and development of a three-hour documentary series tracing the history of Silicon Valley.
Richard Rhodes125,000.001682012Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7219-- Grant investigator: Richard Rhodes; to research and write a book about the development of medical and military technologies during the Spanish Civil War and the interconnections between art and technology.
New York University473,567.00972012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7269-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
University of Southern California358,350.001182012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7270-- Grant investigator: Alan Baker; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
Manhattan Theatre Club550,000.00742012Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7406-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Rothman; to commission, develop, and produce science and technology plays.
Henry Petroski50,000.001962012Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7220-- Grant investigator: Henry Petroski; to research and write an illustrated book with photographs about the design and construction of a house, including discussion of its environmental, social, and cultural context.
Amir D. Aczel15,408.002812012Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7221-- Grant investigator: Amir Aczel; to support the research of a book about scholar Georges Coedes' discovery of the origin of the concept of zero in Cambodia and its effect on our modern number system.
Jonathan Waldman50,000.001962012Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7222-- Grant investigator: Jonathan Waldman; to support the research and writing of a book about rust and the engineering efforts required to combat it.
Tom Shachtman30,000.002562012Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7223-- Grant investigator: Tom Shachtman; for research support for a book "The Science of the Founding Fathers" on the role of science and technology in early America.
Sloan Projects LLC350,000.001212012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7259-- Grant investigator: Ted Hope; to provide co-funding for a theatrical film about Stanley Milgram intended for distribution in all media, including a television broadcast.
National Academy of Sciences200,000.001572012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7260-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to sustain and strengthen the role of the Science and Entertainment Exchange--and of science and technology--in Hollywood.
National Public Radio, Inc.890,000.00372012Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7349-- Grant investigator: Kinsey Wilson; to enhance business and economics coverage on Planet Money and to fund a one-year pilot to expand multimedia storytelling at the Science Desk.
National Geographic Society1,500,000.00132012Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7378-- Grant investigator: Terry Garcia; to provide partial funding for a television documentary, 3D feature film, 3D Giant Screen film, educational resources, and digital outreach focused on James Cameron's historic dive and scientific expedition to the deepest part of the ocean.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,000,000.00262012Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7379-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for production and broadcast of a three-hour NOVA special on the geological history of North America with enhanced digital content, outreach, education, and promotion.
National Geographic Society125,000.001682012Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7271-- Grant investigator: Terry Garcia; to design a digital and media outreach plan around James Cameron's deep dive to the Marianna Trenches.
New Jersey Institute of Technology Foundation25,850.002592011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7316-- Grant investigator: David Rothenberg; as support for talks, performances, and artistic presentations on the role of beauty and aesthetics in Darwin's theories of selection.
New York University474,400.00962011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7275-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for an annual feature film production grant over three years to enable film students to shoot a first feature film about science and technology.
Science Festival Foundation1,300,000.00212011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7317-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support programming and dissemination of the World Science Festival for two years.
WGBH Educational Foundation700,000.00552011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7382-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; for broadcast of a 2-hour NOVA special on the discovery and the scientific role of the elements in the periodic table with enhanced digital outreach and mobile application.
Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Inc.1,196,390.00232011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7383-- Grant investigator: Graham Chedd; for production, broadcast, and outreach for a two-part public television series about what impact the science behind brain scans could or should have on the criminal justice system.
Brooklyn Academy of Music122,250.001772011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7274-- Grant investigator: Karen Hopkins; research and planning for a feature length film and television broadcast about Einstein on the Beach.
Michael Lemonick50,000.001962011Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7224-- Grant investigator: Michael Lemonick; to support the writing of the book "Mirror Earth," a popular account of the search for Earthlike planets beyond the Sun and the technology enabling the search.
Princeton University Press40,000.002392011Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7225-- Grant investigator: David Hogg; to publish a new atlas of galaxies based on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey's collection of full-color, multi-wavelength, digital images of galaxies.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign50,000.001962011Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7226-- Grant investigator: Buce Berndt; to publish volumes three and four of Ramanujan's Lost Notebook and to make substantial progress on the fifth and final volume.
New York Hall of Science65,000.001902011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7318-- Grant investigator: Eric Siegel; as a planning grant to develop an interactive electronic book using cases from the Innocence Project to educate the public about the science of DNA and the use of DNA evidence in the criminal justice system.
Film Independent, Inc.330,000.001262011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7276-- Grant investigator: Josh Welsh; to develop science scripts and support producing teams developing Sloan-worthy feature films.
Chemical Heritage Foundation255,000.001462011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7321-- Grant investigator: Denise Creedon; to increase awareness of the role of women in chemistry during the International Year of Chemistry.
WGBH Educational Foundation600,000.00652011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7373-- Grant investigator: Jon Palfreman; to research, produce, and broadcast a one-hour PBS Frontline documentary about the implications of the Fukushima accident for the future of nuclear power in the U.S.
Brooklyn Academy of Music20,000.002682011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7319-- Grant investigator: Violaine Huisman; to support BAM’s special 150th anniversary exhibition on the Shackleton Trans-Antarctic Expedition with enhanced scientific context.
Stuart Firestein40,000.002392011Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7227-- Grant investigator: Stuart Firestein; for research and writing of a book on the value of ignorance in science.
Tribeca Film Institute330,700.001252011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7278-- Grant investigator: Beth Janson; to hold the triennial Sloan Film Summit, developing the community and highlighting the achievements of Sloan's Film Program including six film schools, four screenplay development programs, three film festivals, and associated film and theater artists.
Columbia University150,108.001662011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7279-- Grant investigator: Evangeline Morphos; for a pilot production grant to encourage the next generation of filmmakers to incorporate science and technology themes into storytelling for the World Wide Web.
Museum of Mathematics401,461.001072011Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7320-- Grant investigator: Glen Whitney; to equip science festivals with portable, interactive, and hands-on mathematical activities.
WGBH Educational Foundation2,500,000.0022011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7385-- Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four hours of documentaries on the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience with ancillary outreach including two interactive games and marketing campaign.
Film Independent, Inc.35,000.002482011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7277-- Grant investigator: Josh Welsh; to expedite one science and technology film into production with a Fast Track fellowship.
Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.19,095.002782011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7384-- Grant investigator: Richard Kilberg; to rebroadcast the program Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness, to publicize available resources, and to encourage dialogue about the mental health care system.
Ed Regis40,800.002382011Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7228-- Grant investigator: Ed Regis; for research and writing of a book on genomic engineering with George Church.
Tribeca Film Institute749,990.00532011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7272-- Grant investigator: Beth Janson; to develop new science and technology films for production and to showcase science and technology films and hold panels and readings at Tribeca.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation463,426.00992011Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7273-- Grant investigator: Denise Kasell; to support Coolidge Corner Theatre's Science on Screen series and expand it with small grants to 40 theaters nationwide.
Brooklyn Academy of Music600,000.00652011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7380-- Grant investigator: Karen Hopkins; to produce a feature-length documentary on Robert Wilson and Philip Glass's historic opera, Einstein on the Beach, and distribute it for international theatrical release and domestic television broadcast.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,500,000.00132011Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7381-- Grant investigator: Linda Winslow; for high quality on-air and online coverage on PBS's NewsHour to enhance economic and financial literacy.
New York Public Radio750,000.00462010Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7350-- Grant investigator: Leital Molad; to make science and technology a regular, integral feature on Studio 360.
New York Public Radio827,700.00402010Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7351-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for production and enhanced distribution of Radiolab, an innovative, popular, science-themed show on public radio.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,700,000.00112010Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7386-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; to produce 12 scientist profiles for prime time broadcast on Nova ScienceNow, to produce and promote 32 additional scientist profiles for the award-winning "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" website, and to increase the website's audience.
American Council of Learned Societies750,000.00462010Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7229-- Grant investigator: Steven Wheatley; to ensure the editorial integrity and timely completion of the definitive print edition of "The Correspondence of Charles Darwin" and the publication of all 15,000 letters on the Web.
Columbia University221,837.001532010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7280-- Grant investigator: Trey Ellis; to write screenplays and produce short films about science and technology.
Carnegie Mellon University284,360.001412010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7281-- Grant investigator: Robert Handel; to encourage top film students to write screenplays about science and technology and to help their careers.
Sundance Institute750,000.00462010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7282-- Grant investigator: Anne Lai; to support a program of science and technology films, film panels, and film fellowships at Sundance.
Science Festival Foundation600,000.00652010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7322-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the fourth World Science Festival and to begin implementing the Strategic Plan and Business Development Initiative.
Public Media Lab797,836.00422010Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7387-- Grant investigator: Michael Pack; to produce and broadcast a one-hour PBS documentary "Admiral Rickover and the Nuclear Navy".
L.A. Theatre Works266,239.001442010Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7407-- Grant investigator: Susan Loewenberg; to record four new science plays, including two new Sloan-commissioned plays for broadcast on public radio and for distribution to schools, libraries, and online retail partners.
WGBH Educational Foundation100,000.001792010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7283-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; to develop a screenplay about physicist Lise Meitner for a financing package leading to a theatrical feature film and/or a television broadcast.
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation150,318.001652010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7284-- Grant investigator: Denise Kasell; to support screenings and discussion of science films at art house theaters across the country.
Hamptons International Film Festival527,456.00762010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7285-- Grant investigator: Karen Arikian; to commission and spotlight science and technology films and to develop science and technology screenplays.
Catticus Corporation250,000.001472010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7324-- Grant investigator: Michael Schwarz; to support a pilot effort to produce and distribute short web videos based on new scientific papers.
Science Friday Initiative, Inc.630,000.00642010Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7352-- Grant investigator: Ira Flatow; to support Science Friday and its science-and-arts strand on air, online, and on-demand.
Science Festival Foundation50,000.001962010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7323-- Grant investigator: Brian Greene; to support Icarus at the Edge of Time, a new multimedia performance piece that dramatizes ideas about time, black holes and relativity.
Tribeca Film Institute192,784.001602010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7286-- Grant investigator: Beth Janson; to create a two-year pilot to establish an annual Sloan Grand Jury Prize for the Best Student Science Screenplay and to develop this script through the Tribeca/Sloan Filmmaker Fund.
American Museum of the Moving Image239,631.001502010Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7287-- Grant investigator: Carl Goodman; to showcase award-winning student films and to maintain a go-to site for all Sloan film and television projects and for all Sloan Film Program participants.
Ensemble Studio Theatre, Inc.1,701,000.00102010Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7408-- Grant investigator: William Carden; to commission, develop, produce and disseminate new science plays in New York and across the country.
University of Missouri, Columbia25,000.002602010Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7325-- Grant investigator: Mark Carter; for the Committee of Concerned Journalists to host an inaugural meeting and produce a white paper on shortcomings in media coverage of the recession and to suggest ways for greater depth of coverage for financial issues.
National Academy of Sciences45,000.002292009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7288-- Grant investigator: Barbara Pope; to develop a web site for Science and Entertainment Exchange.
American Film Institute270,000.001422009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7261-- Grant investigator: Joe Petricca; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by the top film students.
Tribeca Film Institute700,000.00552009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7289-- Grant investigator: Beth Janson; to develop new science and technology feature films for production and to showcase science and technology films and hold panels at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Science Festival Foundation600,000.00652009Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7327-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to support the third World Science Festival and to develop a strategic business plan for the future.
Manhattan Theatre Club500,000.00792009Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7409-- Grant investigator: Annie MacRae; to commission, develop, and produce science and technology plays.
Brooklyn Academy of Music20,000.002682009Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7328-- Grant investigator: Karen Hopkins; support for a Phillip Glass opera on Johannes Kepler and supplementary scientific material.
Harvey Wang45,000.002292009Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7230-- Grant investigator: Harvey Wang; to research and write a book about the impact of the digital revolution on the art of photography.
University of California, Los Angeles309,750.001332009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7290-- Grant investigator: Etana Jacobson; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
University of Southern California325,611.001272009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7291-- Grant investigator: Michael Renov; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
New York University429,450.001032009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7292-- Grant investigator: Sheril Antonio; for screenwriting and production of science and technology films by top film students.
Film Independent, Inc.156,000.001642009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7293-- Grant investigator: Josh Welsh; to develop three science and technology films through the production process.
WGBH Educational Foundation2,500,000.0022009Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7389-- Grant investigator: Mark Samels; to research and produce four documentaries about the role of science and technology in history for The American Experience.
American Museum of the Moving Image72,313.001892009Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7296-- Grant investigator: Carl Goodman; to enhance the Sloan Film Program by showcasing winning films and filmmakers, holding annual events and creating a science and film web hub.
Yale University45,000.002292009Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7232-- Grant investigator: Michael Frame; support for the writing of a scientific memoir by Benoit Mandelbrot.
Science Festival Foundation45,000.002292009Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7326-- Grant investigator: Tracy Day; to develop an educational outreach initiative for the World Science Festival.
New York Public Radio225,000.001512009Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7353-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; for the production and distribution of RadioLab, an innovative science-themed show on public radio.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.1,500,000.00132009Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7388-- Grant investigator: Simon Marks; for on-air and online coverage of economic and financial literacy on The PBS NewsHour.
Sloan Projects LLC2,500,000.0022008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7294-- Grant investigator: Doron Weber; co-production of a feature film and television broadcast about screen siren and unheralded inventor Hedy Lamarr (Program Related Investment).
Sundance Institute487,000.00912008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7295-- Grant investigator: Kenneth Brecher; to support a program of S&T films, film panels and film fellowships at Sundance.
Science Festival Foundation650,000.00622008Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7329-- Grant investigator: Judith Cox; to support the development and production of the second World Science Festival.
New York Public Radio225,000.001512008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7354-- Grant investigator: Ellen Horne; one year of support for Radiolab, an innovative public radio show about science.
Istvan Hargittai13,320.002832008Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7231-- Grant investigator: Istvan Hargittai; research for a book on Edward Teller.
Appropriation450,000.001022008Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7233-- To provide small grants for promising new books on science and technology.
Galatee Films2,700,000.0012008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7297-- Grant investigator: Jacques Perrin; to complete production of the seminal documentary film Oceans, to cement its public affiliation with the Census of Marine Life, and to enhance its legacy for the scientific community.
New York Public Radio487,500.00902008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7355-- Grant investigator: David Krasnow; to make science and technology a regular feature on Studio 360.
L.A. Theatre Works319,024.001292008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7356-- Grant investigator: Susan Loewenberg; to record 4 new science radio plays, including 2 Sloan commissions, and to broadcast the complete 17-science-play series on public radio and in libraries and schools.
CUNY TV Foundation298,253.001372008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7390-- Grant investigator: Robert Isaacson; to research and produce a half hour film about the Sloan Foundation for the 75th anniversary event and to broadcast a version of this film on CUNY TV.
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Association Inc.987,160.00362008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7391-- Grant investigator: Simon Marks; to research, produce and broadcast a regular, branded bi-weekly series on financial and economic literacy as part of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, with extensive web components and outreach.
Fred Friendly Seminars, Inc.1,000,000.00262008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7392-- Grant investigator: Richard Kilberg; for one-hour PBS broadcast and extensive outreach of a Socratic Dialogue on Severe Mental Illness: Law, Science and Society.
WGBH Educational Foundation1,700,000.00112008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7393-- Grant investigator: Paula Apsell; support for scientist profiles on NOVA scienceNOW prime time broadcast and on the world wide web.
Catticus Corporation121,976.001782008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7394-- Grant investigator: Michael Schwarz; for co-production for a two-hour PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan's bestseller, The Botany of Desire.
Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.1,000,000.00262008Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7330-- Grant investigator: Elizabeth Hurley; for PBS broadcast and live high-definition transmission into movie theaters of the science opera Dr. Atomic, along with science symposia and ancillary outreach activities.
National Public Radio, Inc.400,000.001082008Public Understanding/Radiohttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7357-- Grant investigator: Ira Flatow; support for a science-and-art strand on Science Friday radio broadcasts and on the Science Friday Web site.
Hourglass Group, Ltd.20,000.002682008Public Understanding/Theaterhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7410-- Grant investigator: Elyse Singer; support for a play about the secret communication system invented by Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil.
American Film Institute312,178.001322008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7298-- Grant investigator: Joe Petricca; to hold a three-day summit meeting in Hollywood of the entire Sloan film program.
Hamptons International Film Festival487,000.00912008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7299-- Grant investigator: Karen Arikian; to commission and highlight science and technology films and to develop S&T screenplays.
Brooklyn Academy of Music20,000.002682008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7300-- Grant investigator: Karen Hopkins; to screen two Sloan winning Sundance films and hold a panel with Sloan Filmmaker at the Sundance Institute at BAM festival.
Columbia University45,000.002292008Public Understanding/Bookshttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7234-- Grant investigator: Eric Kandel; support for a book on the influence of scientific medicine on leading thinkers and artists.
Tribeca Film Institute689,000.00582008Public Understanding/Filmhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7262-- Grant investigator: Jane Rosenthal; to develop new science and technology feature films for production and to showcase S&T films and hold panels at the Tribeca Film Festival.
National Geographic Society1,500,000.00132008Public Understanding/Televisionhttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7395-- Grant investigator: Michael Rosenfeld; for co-funding for a drama documentary about Charles Darwin to be aired on NOVA and National Geographic Channel.
Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science45,000.002292008Public Understanding/New Mediahttps://sloan.org/grant-detail/7331-- Grant investigator: Karen Owens; support for Science & Arts Lecture and Performance Series.

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