FQXi Collaborative Mini-Grants for Information as Fuel RFP - Application - Open to NOI Applicants Only

FQXi is now accepting Collaborative Mini-Grants for the Information as Fuel RFP program.

Through this Collaborative Mini-Grants program, applicants may apply for up to $2,000 travel funds to support efforts between research groups to prepare a collaborative Initial Proposal for the Information as Fuel (IaF) RFP. FQXi expects to award grants ranging from $500,000 to $2,500,000 through the IaF program, with a total giving of up to $8,000,000. Given the large size of the grants, we will have a very small pool of awardees compared to our traditional grant rounds. This will thus be a highly-competitive grant round and we urge all applicants to try to assemble the most effective team possible (even if not at a single institution) to develop a compelling proposal for a high-impact project.

This grant round is funded through the Foundational Questions Institute and the Templeton World Charity Foundation’s collaboration.


If you are an IaF NOI submitter and are ready to apply for a Collaborative Mini-Grant, please input your email address and password below, and click on 'Submit'.

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FQXi Collaborative Mini-Grants Information

Please note: If you have not submitted a NOI application, your Collaborative Mini-Grant application will not be eligible for consideration.

You must submit a NOI by January 18, 2019, 11:59 pm Easter Standard Time to qualify.

  • Applications will be accepted from NOI applicants only, and must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, Monday, February 4, 2019.

  • Collaborative Mini-Grant funds can be used for travel, visitors, and/or to conduct small meetings to connect with other researchers and research groups to discuss potential proposals for the Information as Fuel initial application.

  • Applications will consist of a web form with just the following data required:
    • Applicant Name, Institution, Address & Contact Information
    • Plan for collaborative travel funds
    • Budget: Requests for travel funds cannot exceed $2,000. Grants are awarded as a reimbursement of costs, so receipts are necessary to collect award funds. The amount paid will equal the total receipt amounts, not to exceed your request of $2,000 or less. There is no overhead allowable on these funds. The funds can be paid to the individual or an institute, whichever party paid for the application prep meetings expenses.

  • Selections for the Collaborative Mini-Grant will be made as follows: Half the funds will be distributed on a rolling first-come-first-serve basis, and half by lottery amongst all applications in by the deadline, all subject to screening for appropriateness to the program.

  • Applicants will be notified by email of the Collaborative Mini-Grant results.

  • All funds must be spent before the Information as Fuel initial proposal deadline of March 31, 2019.

  • Once funds are spent, awardees will submit reimbursement requests via an online webform. Requests sent via email will not be processed.


If you have submitted a NOI form and are ready to apply for a Mini-Grant, please input your email address and password at the top of the screen.

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