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Funding Opportunities

Rolling Deadline

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Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences Rolling Deadline The program is intended to support high-risk theoretical mathematics, physics and computer science projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis.



Due in the Next Month

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2020 KISS Solicitation for Follow-on Technical Development Proposals April 1, 2020 The Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) is soliciting follow-on technical development proposals from Caltech Campus faculty who have been participants in previous KISS Study Programs.

The goal of the Keck Institute is to develop new space science and engineering ideas and concepts. KISS will provide seed funding for one selected proposal to advance technical development in promising areas identified by previous KISS study programs.
2020 Breakthrough Prize April 1, 2020 The Breakthrough Prize is a set of international awards bestowed in three categories by Breakthrough Prize Board in recognition of scientific advance. The awards are part of several "Breakthrough" initiatives founded and funded by Yuri Milner and his wife Julia Milner, along with Breakthrough Initiatives and Breakthrough Junior Challenge.

Laureates receive $3 million each in prize money. They attend a televised award ceremony designed to celebrate their achievements and inspire the next generation of scientists. As part of the ceremony schedule, they also engage in a program of lectures and discussions.
Resnick Sustainability Institute Call for Small Scale Proposals April 15, 2020 The Resnick Sustainability Institute (RSI) at Caltech is pleased to announce a call for small scale proposals (up to $120K in total direct costs over a period of two years). This call will prioritize proposals that address significant challenges and opportunities associated with climate change and the stewardship of natural resources. This call is in lieu of a call for Resnick graduate and postdoctoral fellowships, and will enable the RSI to be nimble in responding to exciting opportunities in various forms from across the campus. We are at the same time moving forward with plans to define larger scale opportunities for early investments and will continue engaging the campus community throughout the process.
OPRA Association (Open Problems in Nuclear Physics & Particle Physics) Grants April 22, 2020 The OPRA Association seeks to fund researchers who wish to investigate the discrepancies between existing theories and experimental findings, and the mathematical consistency of physical theories. Too often such findings do not receive the attention they deserve. Our belief is that these findings may well be the basis for groundbreaking theories, and therefore should get special attention to overpower the inertia of supporters of presently accepted theories and their instinctive tendency to marginalize such findings.

Nowadays our focus is turned to the field of Particle Physics. We have collected a list of a few dozen well documented experimental discoveries which meet our requirements, i.e. being unaligned with incumbent theories.



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Funding Agency Resources

The following list provides links to the agencies that provide the majority of grant and contract funds awarded to Caltech. Not all agencies/institutions have web sites. If you are looking for information regarding a particular agency or solicitation and have trouble finding it please e-mail Samantha Westcott for assistance.