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Alfred P. Sloan Awards

Sloan Producers Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation awards one participant in Film Independent’s Producing Lab the annual Sloan Producers Grant. The recipient receives a $30,000 development grant, admission to Film Independent’s Producing Lab, and year-round support from Film Independent.

The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. It has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance, and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

To apply for the Sloan Producers Grant, the filmmaker must apply to the Producing Lab and indicate in their letter that they wish to be considered for the Sloan Grant. To be eligible for the Sloan Grant, applicants must be attached as producer and possess the rights to the script with which they are applying. The screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.

Learn about past projects that have received the Sloan Producers Grant

Sloan Fast Track Grant

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will award one participant of Film Independent’s Fast Track a $20,000 production grant. The grant is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which seeks to create and develop new scripts and films about science and technology and to see them into commercial production with national and international distribution. The Sloan Foundation has screenplay development programs with the Tribeca, Sundance, and Hamptons Film Festivals, as well as other select independent partners and film schools.

To apply for the Sloan Fast Track Grant, the filmmaker must apply to Fast Track and provide a statement as to why the project is deserving of the grant and fulfills the mission of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The applicant must be attached as producer and possess the rights to the script with which they are applying. The screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.

Learn about past projects that have received the Sloan Fast Track Grant

 

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