The ability for anyone to publish and access anything on the Internet has disrupted the traditional role of academic journals in directing the attention of researchers and has also opened space for new research outputs like preprints, datasets, and codebases to be valued on their own terms. In this context, important scholarly practices like review, annotation, and curation needed to be updated to reflect and take advantage of this new technological landscape. Grants in this program have aimed to support innovative discovery and review of diverse scholarly materials, and established new forms of publication connecting data, code, and analysis as first-order research outputs.
As funding ramps down in this area, any new grants under Scholarly Communication will focus on the legacies of Sloan grantmaking, shoring up existing projects and platforms that have received Sloan funding and setting these institutions up for continued operation after Sloan funding ceases.
Silicon Prairie News
Researchers at UNO and the University of Missouri create CHAOSS for open source communities (in a good way)
Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement
Using virtual events to facilitate community building: event formats
SUNY Poly receives grant to enhance community impact
Social Reading & Remote Learning with Hypothesis
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
A message to our grantees regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
A physicist reveals how citizen science is reshaping research
Interested scholars should submit a letter of inquiry of no more than two pages to program director Joshua M. Greenberg.