NASA Announces Research Grants In Fundamental Physics

NASA has selected 41 researchers to receive grants totaling more than $15 million over four years to conduct fundamental physics research on Earth and in space. This research will seek new knowledge of the fundamental physical laws governing the behavior of space, time and matter.

Sponsored by NASA's Office of Biological and Physical Research, the research offers investigators the advantage of a low-gravity environment to enhance understanding of physical, biological and chemical processes associated with fundamental physics. 36 of the grants are for ground-based research, while the remaining five are for flight-definition projects. 17 of these grants are to continue work currently being funded by NASA, but the majority (24) represent research efforts new to the Fundamental Physics program. NASA received 109 proposals in response to its research announcement in this area. These proposals were each reviewed by scientific peers and by technical experts from academia and government.

A list of awardees (by state), their institutions, and research titles can be found at: