Funding Opportunity: Interdisciplinary Visitor Grants


The first round of applications is being accepted between Sept. 15, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2018 for stays to start in 2019. Any changes to these dates will be posted on this web page.

Theologians, philosophers, and experts from fields other than physics rarely if ever have a serious and sustained professional interaction with physicists, especially experimental physicists. It is also true that physicists in the lab typically carry on without seriously reflecting on the philosophical and theological context and implications of their work. Conscious of its focus upon physics experimentation, the Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) encourages interdisciplinary activities that reflect upon, illuminate, and reveal the assumptions, implications, and methods of fundamental physics. To this end, the CFP is offering a grant to support a CFP Interdisciplinary fellow who is not a practicing natural scientist to spend up to a year at the center. We are grateful to the Templeton Foundation for providing the resources.

Ideally a CFP Interdisciplinary Fellow will have research objectives that relate in a meaningful way with those of the CFP. The following questions are of particular interest to the CFP:


We expect that applicants’ proposed research topics will vary widely, but they must engage in some meaningful way with the essential questions addressed by small-scale fundamental physics (listed above). Or, the topics must be fundamental questions from other disciplines that might be illuminated by observing the procedures and working assumptions of experimental physicists. The following might be illustrative examples of appropriate research topics.


Application Requirements

Applications must include:

Proposals for longer stays should also include:


To submit your application, click here.

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