The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fundamental Physics Innovation Awards

Visitor Awards

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Visitor Awards promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas by supporting nominally 1-6 week visits between researchers.

Each year we will fund up to 10 awards for 1-3 week visits (reimbursements up to $5,000) and up to 5 awards for 4-6 week visits (reimbursements up to $10,000). Visitor Awards may be combined with funds from other sources to extend a visit.

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 (2-page maximum): Describe the purpose of and plan for the proposed visit. Comment on the specific topics to be discussed and on how these specific topics relate to the broader goal of developing new cost-effective ways to discover physics beyond the Standard Model. Describe whether your ideas are early stage, approaching maturity, or somewhere in between by indicating whether you have one or more specific experimental platforms in mind and by commenting on any closely related experimental platforms.
  2. Biosketches: A 2-page NSF formatted biosketch for each of the primary individuals involved with the proposed research (this should include the visitor, 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.