NOMIS is a private Swiss foundation supporting insight-driven scientific endeavors across all disciplines, with a unique emphasis on researchers, their openness to new ideas, their pioneering spirit, and their potential to inspire the world around them.

is our passion

Research is the vital expression of humankind’s most important qualities: curiosity and imagination. It is the basis for all knowledge and discovery. And that is why supporting research is our first priority – and our passion.

are our inspiration

People: researchers, explorers, inventors, pioneers – dedicated men and women on the frontiers of science and the humanities. Their imagination and persistence drive all progress, overcome all odds and build the future. They are our inspiration.

is our reward

Insight sometimes comes in a lightning flash or a moment of serendipity. More often, however, it is the fruit of a long quest and years of careful research. Insight, when it comes, changes everything. It is our greatest reward.

NOMIS is all about enabling outstanding talent to take on
high-risk research.

Georg Heinrich Thyssen, Chairman of the NOMIS Foundation