Public Understanding of Science, Technology & Economics
A brief letter of inquiry, preferably via email is the best way to gauge whether there is any potential interest in your project. Telephone inquiries are not accepted.
A formal application packet should include:
- The main argument for the book, including what else has been published in this area and why your book is needed (no more than 20 pages double spaced; shorter is better)
- Outline for the book
- Sample chapter
- A publisher agreement or strong letter of support
- A budget
- A CV
- Copy of relevant previous book or previous work
Completed application packets should be emailed to Program Director Doron Weber or mailed to his attention at the offices of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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"The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starringTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.
Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space." more