The John Templeton Foundation is hosting a funding initiative with the Sloan Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Simons Foundation for advancing fundamental physics. 


The program is intended to support high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics.  “Small scale” refers to table-top size experiments or to ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab.  Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to, tests of basic principles of quantum physics, tests of interaction laws and established symmetry principles, and searches for new particles.

The first deadline is a brief letter of intent emailed to Simons Foundation before October 31, 2022.

The period of performance is one to five years. They expect annual project budgets to fall between $300,000 and $1,000,000, although there is no specific funding level recommendation. The foundations expect to distribute a combined $20,000,000 over the five years of this program. 

Elizabeth Ocampo in the OSU Foundation would be delighted to help craft LOI submissions with anyone interested in that kind of support.




Bettye L.S. Maddux, PhD

Director of Research Development

College of Science

Oregon State University

Join the funding opportunity (ECOS, GP-ECOS) 



Looking for Proposal support? Email

We expanded our research administrative staff. Please use this email for your requests.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a reply

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>