Kavli Foundation (United States)

The Kavli Foundation, based in Los Angeles, California, is a foundation that supports the advancement of science and the increase of public understanding and support for scientists and their work.

The Kavli Foundation
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HeadquartersLos Angeles, CA, United States
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert W. Conn
Revenue (2015)
Expenses (2015)$54,389,074[1]

The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli, a Norwegian business leader and philanthropist whose foundation is currently actively involved in establishing research institutes at universities throughout the United States, in Europe, and in Asia.

To date, the Kavli Foundation has made grants to establish Kavli Institutes on the campuses of 16 major universities. In addition to the Kavli Institutes, six Kavli professorships have been established: two at University of California, Santa Barbara, one each at University of California, Los Angeles, University of California, Irvine, Columbia University, Cornell University, and California Institute of Technology.

The Kavli PrizeEdit

The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Consisting of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars, a prize in each of these areas is to be awarded every two years beginning in 2008. The Kavli Prizes are presented in cooperation with the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Norway is Kavli's native country).

The recipients are to be chosen by three prize committees of distinguished scientists recommended by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the French Academy of Sciences, the Max Planck Society, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and The Royal Society. After making their selection for award recipients, the recommendations of these prize committees are to be confirmed by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

The Kavli InstitutesEdit




Theoretical physicsEdit


  1. ^ a b "The Kavli Foundation" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Stanford University - The Kavli Foundation".
  3. ^ "University of Cambridge - The Kavli Foundation".
  4. ^ "Cornell University - The Kavli Foundation".
  5. ^ "Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) - The Kavli Foundation".

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