Nomis Research Projects

NOMIS research grants support unconventional research projects led by researchers who have demonstrated exceptional scientific capabilities and leadership. The grants enable scientists to spearhead pioneering research to answer bold questions and advance yet unexplored approaches across scientific and academic disciplines. We award research grants to investigators with an excellent track record in leading groundbreaking, high-risk basic research.

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A Cell and Molecular Approach to Research into the Biological Basis of the Human Condition

Max Planck Institute

A Virtual Rainforest for Understanding the Stability, Resilience and Sustainability of Complex Ecosystems

Imperial College London

AgorAkademi – Creative Inquiry for Public Space

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

AI in Pediatric ICUs

University Children’s Hospital Zurich

Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Attentional and Perceptual Foundations of Economic Behavior

University of Zurich

Beyond the Visual: Toward an Inclusive Architectural History

ETH Zurich

Biodiversity Revisited: Sparking a New Approach to Research for the Biosphere

Luc Hoffman Institute

Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS)

The Warburg Institute

Brain Rejuvenation Factors From Blood

Stanford Medicine

Calcularis

Kinderspital Zürich

Centre for the Politics of Feelings

Royal Holloway University of London

Collective Delusions: Social Identity and Scientific Misbeliefs

Royal Holloway University of London

Converting Geospatial Observations into Socioeconomic Data

WU Institute for Macroeconomics

COVID-19 and the Brain

Stanford Medicine

Crisis: A Global Inquiry Into the Contemporary Moment

Institute for Advanced Study

Deciphering the Evolutionary Origins of Human Brain Uniqueness

Yale University

Determining Biological Age in Humans

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Discovering the Causal Principles Underlying Brain-wide Dynamics

Stanford Medicine

Diversity in Social Environments (DISE)

Munich Center for Neurosciences

Elastic Borders: Rethinking the Borders of the 21st Century

University of Graz

Elucidating the Mechanisms of FUS-Linked ALS

King’s College London

Elucidation of Selective Motor Neuron Death in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

King’s College London

Exploring the Locales of Cognitive Decline

University of Zurich

Feasibility Study: Biases and Cognitive Failures in Markets

University of Zurich

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)

Future Earth PEGASuS 2 — Ocean Sustainability

Future Earth

Future Earth Program for Early-phase Grants Advancing Sustainability Science

Future Earth

Genomic and Immunologic Causes Underlying COVID-19 PIMS-TS

University Children’s Hospital Zurich

Global Parliament of Mayors

The City University of New York

Harnessing Big Data to Improve Children’s Mental Health Treatment

Princeton University

Harnessing Physiological Health to Treat Disease

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Hybrid Semiconductor–Superconductor Quantum Devices

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

Identifying the 21st Century Pioneering Scientist

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Improving Welfare by Increasing Attention

University of Zurich

Individuality and Diversity of the Human Facial Form

Stanford University

Justice Study

Harvard Law School

Leonardo’s Intellectual Cosmos

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Linked Indicators for Vital Ecosystem Services

Luc Hoffman Institute

Marmosets as a Model System of Aging and Neurodegeneration

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Mechanisms of Gene Silencing and Liquid-Liquid De-mixing in the Nervous System

Ludwig Cancer Research

Mechanisms of the Anti-Cancer Activity Generated by Magnetosomes

University of Zurich

Microbiome Biology and Social Networks in the Developing World

Yale University

NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

NOMIS Human Heart Atlas

Helmholtz Zentrum München

NOMIS workshop series: Nature and Value

Columbia University

On the Move: Prehistoric Mobility and the Spread of Agriculture in Eurasia

Columbia University – The Italian Academy

Opening the Black Box of Human Implantation

California Institute of Technology

People’s Place in Nature

University of Zurich

Phase Transitions and Biological Condensates: The Molecular Sociology of Cell Organization

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

Platform for the Discovery of Alzheimer’s Disease Mechanisms and Treatments

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute

Professorship of Cryo-Electron Microscopy, ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Professorship of Genome Biology, ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Protected States of Quantum Matter

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (ISTA)

Public Space Democracy (PublicDemoS)

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

RECOVERY-PIMS

University Children’s Hospital Zurich

Remotely Sensing Ecological Genomics

University of Zurich

Reset Dialogues on Civilizations

Reset Dialogues on Civilizations

Science and Philosophy Between Academia and the Public Sphere

ETH Zurich

Socioscope Alpha: A Proof of Concept for Research on Societal Change

Paris Institute for Advanced Study

Stem Cell Quiescence: A Microcosm of Evolutionary Survival Mechanisms

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Structure and Function of the Human Ribonucleosome

University of Bern

Tardinomis – Decrypting Cryptobiosis in Tardigrades

Max Perutz Labs Vienna

The Computer Science of Human Decisions

Princeton University

The Economic Shadow of COVID-19

New York University

The New Real: Past, Present and Future of Computation and the Ecologization of Cultural Techniques

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

The Science of Health: The Fundamental Mechanisms of Organ Communication

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Transitions: Pathways to a Post-Carbon Future

University of Michigan

Traveling Forms

University of Konstanz

Unbiased Discovery of Heterogeneous DNA Repair Preferences

ETH Zurich

Understanding the Heterogeneity of the SARS-CoV-2 Immune Response

University Hospital Zurich

Understanding the Instinctive Drive for Social Interactions

Harvard University

Understanding Virus-Host Dynamics in Ocean Ecosystems

California Institute of Technology

Using Social AI to Modify Collective Behavior in Realistic Networks

Yale University

Using Triangulation to Characterize the Neurocomputational Basis of Simple Choice

California Institute of Technology

Vanishing Glaciers — What Else Besides Water Is Lost?

EPFL

New NOMIS projects

Collective Delusions: Social Identity and Scientific Misbeliefs

Royal Holloway University of London

Individuality and Diversity of the Human Facial Form

Stanford University

AI in Pediatric ICUs

University Children’s Hospital Zurich