The Institute for Advanced Study (The Institute) is one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research. The Institute was founded on two principles: 1) those individuals who work at the Institute should be selected on the basis of their abilities alone and with no regard to race, religion, or gender; 2) the Institute should enable the curiosity-driven pursuit of knowledge with no view to its immediate utility or the expectation of meeting predetermined goals. Since 1930, it has served as a model for protecting and promoting independent inquiry, prompting the establishment of similar institutes around the world, and underscoring the importance of academic freedom worldwide.

This grant is for the Science, Technology, and Social Values Lab.