Experimental Physics Investigator (EPI) Initiative

In partnership between APS Innovation and the Moore Foundation, the Experimental Physics Investigators (EPI) Initiative recognizes the need for support at a time in a researcher’s career when they can be creative and productive but may feel hampered as their early-career funding dries up. The initiative will provide significant funding to enable researchers to venture in new directions that have the potential to transform the field.

Rules and eligibility

Investigators must have earned tenure (or equivalent) at their current US institution and be within five years of that appointment at the time of application. Investigators must not have access to significant funding (conventional or flexible) to pursue the research ideas described in the proposal. Applicants who feel they are mid-career scientists but do not exactly meet these requirements may request a waiver within the application portal to these requirements.

Learn more about eligibility through the Moore Foundation

Process and selection

Pre-proposals should be submitted to the Moore Foundation by October 25, 2023, and should include:

  • CV information
  • Grant support
  • Short descriptions of two contributions to the field
  • A brief narrative of a proposed research direction

Learn more about the application and selection process through the Moore Foundation

Establishment and support

The EPI Initiative is supported by the Moore Foundation, in partnership with APS Innovation.

Learn more about APS Innovation and Moore Foundation partnerships

Experimental Physics Investigator (EPI) Initiative

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Each grant will provide $1,250,000 over five years with some additional funds available for research equipment.

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