Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Workplace, Workforce, and Working Families

Recent grants in this program include:

Organization NameProject DirectorProject Title
University of Cincinnati David J. Maume For negotiating sleep in dual-earner couples.
University of Georgia Jeremy Reynolds Support a longitudinal analysis of the mismatch between preferred and actual work hours in the United States.
American Council on Education Claire A. Van Ummersen To cover the administrative costs of a third round of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Faculty Career Flexibility, to disseminate lessons learned from the winning institutions throughout higher education, and to plan for a fourth round of the awards.
Boston College Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes To support a three-year renewal of the Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility.
Boston College Judith Cipnick Casey Support renewal of the Sloan Work and Family Research Network and expand its outreach to work-family scholars, practitioners in human resources, and state legislators concerned with work-family policies.
Persephone Productions, Inc. Bonnie Erbe Support outreach for documentary '9 to 5 No Longer' to ensure carriage on Local PBS stations.
University of Maryland, College Park Bart Landry Support research on the work-family issues experienced by middle-class African-American Families and the strategies used to manage them.
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Joseph G. Grzywacz To support an exploratory study on Workplace Flexibility and Employee Health.
University of Michigan Carol Hollenshead To assess progress in faculty work-family policies and career flexibility in higher education.
University of California, Los Angeles Elinor Ochs Support the renewal of the Center on the Everyday Lives of Families.
New America Foundation David Gray Support efforts to build bi-partisan support and consensus for workplace flexibility in Washington, D.C.
Georgetown University Chai Feldblum Support renewal of Workplace Flexibility 2010.
Families and Work Institute, Inc. Ellen Galinsky Provide renewal support for When Work Works, a public engagement campaign, at the local and national levels, to promote increased workplace flexibility.
Hunter College of the City University of New York Pamela Stone To support dissemination of Pamela Stone's forthcoming book: 'Opting Out?: Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home.'
AARP Foundation Emily Allen Develop and implement workplace flexibility practices for an aging workforce in the Retail Sector.
University of California at Berkeley Mary Ann Mason Support research on the effects of federal funding on academic career advancement and family formation.
Ithaca College Stephen A. Sweet Support the development of a teaching resource manual on work-family research for the American Sociological Association.
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Dan Clawson To support research on unofficial flexibility through an analysis of day to day schedule changes
University of California, Hastings College of the Law Joan C. Williams To conduct a study of part-time legal partners and compensation patterns.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law Joan C. Williams Support a project to document and combat the stigma of flexible work arrangements, particularly part-time work
Emory University Bradd Shore To support the final renewal grant for the Center on Myth and Ritual in American Life.
University of Michigan Carol Hollenshead To support research on professional conditions and experiences of contingent faculty in higher education.
Labor Project for Working Families Netsy Firestein Support for design and implement a searchable online database on union contract language regarding work and family issues, particularly workplace flexibility.
Twiga Foundation, Inc. Patricia Kempthorne Support for research and outreach to promote workplace flexibility as a strategy to recruit, engage and retain older workers in the public sector in 50 states.
Families and Work Institute, Inc. Ellen Galinsky To support data collection for the 2007 National Study of the Changing Workforce (NSCW) and provide a benchmarking report on the status of workplace flexibility in the U.S.

Program Director:
Kathleen Christensen Bio