Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation is unique in its focus on science, technology, and economic institutions. It believes the scholars and practitioners who work in these fields are chief drivers of the nation’s health and prosperity. In each grant program, the Foundation seeks proposals for original projects led by outstanding individuals or teams.
In 1996 the Foundation funded one of Kikim’s first projects—Naked to the Bone, a documentary about the history of medical imaging technology that was based on a book the Foundation also backed—and has been a steadfast supporter of our work ever since.
A series tracing the evolution of Silicon Valley into a dynamo of innovation that has altered nearly every aspect of human life for more than a century.
An online platform for science engagement featuring short videos about scientists and discoveries that are shaping our future.
A two-hour program based on Michael Pollan's best-selling book that tells the story of the relationship between plants and people from the plants' point of view.
A film about brilliant thinkers who created an entirely new mathematical language for understanding the world around us.
Almost 30 years after scientists discovered HIV, they are still valiantly struggling to create an effective vaccine.
A one-hour program about the way society has historically shaped the evolution of technology.
A one-hour documentary about Frederick Winslow Taylor and the legacy of his ideas about efficiency.