Open to Researchers and Outreach Specialists Worldwide
Approximately $7.4M in Grants have been awarded, in three Large Grant RFPs (2006, 2008, and 2010). Large Grants are awarded (through the FQXi Fund, a donor advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation) as research grants to theorists and experimenters in support of personnel, equipment, travel, workshops, and experiments; some funding also targets projects that effectively disseminate information about foundational questions in physics and cosmology to laypeople. Proposals are subject to a standard competitive process of expert peer review similar to that employed by national scientific funding agencies.
Status: FQXi's Physics of Information RFP is now closed. Awardees will be announced by September 2013. You can view the 2010 Time and Foundations RFP winners here.