The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards

Lectureship Awards

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Lectureship Awards support seminars that broaden awareness of existing or proposed searches for new physics using novel cost-effective probes, and of new theoretical ideas that could impact where and how such probes search for new physics.

We will fund up to 12 grants a year to support 2-3 day visits. Funding can be requested up to $2,000.

Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year but are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Review Cycle Deadline Extension: July 26



Nominees for and holders of APS Honors (prizes, awards, and fellowship) and official leadership positions are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.

Submit an Application

Application Process

To apply, complete the online application and upload the following information in PDF form:

  1. Narrative Description (200 words or less): Summarize the scientific content of the proposed seminar, indicating how it will advance fundamental physics and -specifically- whether and how the ideas discussed promote cost-effective experimental searches for new physics. Describe any plans for scientific discussions beyond the lecture itself.
  2. Biosketches: A 2-page NSF-formatted biosketch for each of the primary individuals involved with the proposed research (this should include the lecturer and their sponsor at the host institution).
  3. Statement of Support from the Other Party (non-applicant): 1-page maximum.
  4. Proposed Budget: Download the required budget template.
  5. Proposed Visit Agenda: Include the proposed seminar date and an outline for the visit.

NOTE: Only submissions that meet page requirements for each portion of the application will be reviewed. Applications may be submitted any time throughout the year but are reviewed on a rolling basis.