Large Grants
    - Introduction
    - Awardees
    - Introduction
    - Winners
Previous Programs

2019 Intelligence in the Physical World

2019 Information as Fuel

2018 Agency in the Physical World
Awardees; RFP download

2016 Physics of the Observer
Awardees; RFP download

2015 The Physics of What Happens
Awardees; RFP download

2013 Physics of Information
Awardees; RFP download

2010 The Nature of Time
Awardees; RFP download

2008 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
Awardees; RFP download

2006 Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology
Awardees; RFP download


Since 2006, FQXi has awarded over $15M in Large and Mini-Grants to researchers and outreach specialists working on foundational questions in physics and cosmology.

Open to Researchers and Outreach Specialists Worldwide
To learn more about the Large Grant program, please click here or to view a list or previous Large Grant winners, please click here.

Open to FQXi Members Only
To learn more about the Members-only Mini-Grant program, please click here or to view a list of previous Mini-Grant winners, please click here.

About the FQXi Fund: In efforts to streamline its programs, FQXi now directs grants through a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. FQXi continues to offer both Mini-Grant and Large Grant programs, soliciting and reviewing applications for these grants (in the case of the Large Grant, FQXi convenes expert review panels). On the basis of these reviews, FQXi advises the DAF on what grants to make. After grants have been made by the DAF, FQXi will work with the DAF to monitor the grantee’s performance via grant reports. In this way, researchers will continue to interact with FQXi, while the DAF interacts mostly with the researchers’ institutes’ administrative/grants management office.

For this reason, our website refers to the Mini-Grants and Large Grants as FQXi grant programs administered by a DAF. With this setup, FQXi is able to focus its work more on outreach and education, while the DAF administers the grantmaking program.

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