The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation makes grants in support of original research and education in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and economic performance. The eight major program areas include the following:
Data and Computational Research: To accelerate scientific discovery by helping researchers fully exploit the opportunities created by recent advances in our ability to collect, transmit, analyze, store, and manipulate data.
Grant making in this category aims to Support the efficient management and sharing of research data and code from acquisition through analysis and grow the current and future scientific data work force.
Grants in this program tend to fall into four broad types: