Of the seventy university scientists named in March to receive two‐year unrestricted research grants as Sloan Research Fellows, 28 (or 40%) are physicists, 26 are chemists, 15 are mathematicians, and one is an astronomer. The grants are awarded annually by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation under its Basic Science Program (which “supports people rather than projects”), and each of the recipients is free to determine his own course of research. This principle has been enunciated by the Foundation's president, Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., in the following terms. “Unrestricted grants,” he said, “permit the scientist to devote his talents to basic research without hampering restrictions. The truly creative mind must have freedom of choice and freedom of time.”

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