The NOMIS Foundation

NOMIS supports and enables insight-driven science across all disciplines, focusing on researchers who put forth bold new ideas, exhibit a pioneering spirit and seek to inspire the world around them. Our vision is to “create a spark” in the world of science by enabling pioneering research in the natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities that benefits humankind and our planet.

The foundation serves as a catalyst for scientific and human progress by supporting interdisciplinary research, establishing collaborative research networks and developing strategic partnerships. In addition to providing financial support, NOMIS endeavors to develop and strengthen the conditions conducive to the pursuit of high-risk basic research.


Our approach

NOMIS’ engagement focuses on institutions and researchers who share our vision and values and have been recommended by a member of NOMIS’ exclusive network of nominators. Our three key focus areas are:

NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

NOMIS Awards are presented to exceptional and pioneering researchers who have made significant contributions in basic research, have the manifest potential for transformative future discoveries, and have the ability to inspire the world around them.

NOMIS research grants

NOMIS research grants support unconventional research projects led by researchers who have demonstrated exceptional scientific capabilities and leadership.

NOMIS strategic alliances and partnerships

NOMIS engages in collaborations with leading research organizations that foster the conditions conducive to pursuing interdisciplinary basic research.