Large Grants
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Previous Programs

2020 Consciousness in the Physical World

2019 Intelligence in the Physical World

2019 Information as Fuel

2018 Agency in the Physical World

2016 Physics of the Observer

2015 The Physics of What Happens

2013 Physics of Information

2010 The Nature of Time

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

2019 Intelligence in the Physical World

The Intelligence in the Physical World program is part of a science strategic partnership between the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust and FQXi. This partnership funds work on Agency, Intelligence, and Consciousness. This is the second RFP supported by this partnership.

The PIs listed were selected by a grant review panel and then recommended for funding through a donor-advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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Awardee   Institution Value   Project Title
Ian Durham / Johannes Kleiner / Yakov Kremnitzer / Jonathan Mason Saint Anselm College / Leibniz University of Hanover / University of Oxford / University of Oxford $48,522 Models of Consciousness: A Conference Series on Formal Approaches to the Mind-Matter Relation
Jayne Thompson / Mile Gu National University of Singapore, Centre for Quantum Technologies $56,350 Are quantum agents more energetically efficient at making predictions?
Larissa Albantakis University of Wisconsin, Madison $58,895 Distinguishing intrinsic intelligence from automatic behavior
Felix Binder / Simon Milz IQOQI Vienna, Austrian Academy of Sciences $74,953 Predictive Quantum Intelligence under Physical Constraints
Samuel Craig Fletcher Regents of the University of Minnesota $89,448 Agential Abstraction/Representation Theory
James P. Crutchfield Art and Science Laboratory $92,923 Function and Intelligence in Thermodynamic Agents: Mutually Incompatible Realities
Gerardo Adesso / Paul Knott / Ludovico Lami University of Nottingham $100,000 The ultimate brain: Hallmarks and limitations of intelligence in general probabilistic theories
Edi Barkai University of Haifa $100,000 Biophysical mechanisms underlying epigenetic inheritance of enhanced complex learning capabilities
Jenann Ismael Columbia University $103,076 The Emergence of Intelligence: from Nature through Culture
Adrian Kent University of Cambridge $114,748 Connecting Experiential Aspects of Intelligence and Fundamental Physics
David Wolpert Santa Fe Institute $118,100 The role of constraints in the thermodynamics of intelligence
Cristhiano Andre Gamarano Duarte Carneiro Silva Chapman University $130,853 Reasoning in a Quantum World
Christopher John Watkins / Susanne Still / Lee Altenberg Royal Holloway, University of London / University of Hawai'i at Mānoa / University of Hawai'i at Mānoa $193,186 Intelligence in Context
Daniele Oriti / Stephan Hartmann LMU-Munich $199,100 The Epistemic Nature of Physical Laws: From Intelligent Agents to Quantum Gravity and Cosmology
TOTAL   $1,480,154

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