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Dive into the inner workings of the institute. Visit IVS Operational Specifics.

Looking for funding? Read through Applicants section.

Potential IVS supporter? Please visit Partnering.

Some common questions are answered in our FAQ.

Join our community


The IVS is an inclusive and open organization.

We encourage interested individuals and groups to reach out by email, or please use the contact form.

Also consider signing up for the IVS Newsletter where we announce upcoming proposals deadlines and news.

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Building and maintaing interest in the IVS is paramount to its continued growth. Please help broaden our audience by liking, sharing, tweeting, and also by plain old talking with your friends ūüôā¬†


Apply for funding


Innovators with ideas big enough to turn conventional science upside down, apply here!

Applications comprise two stages. The first involves preparation of short pre-proposals, which allow us to evaluate whether the effort required to prepare full proposals may be worthwhile.



Please support the IVS by giving tax-deductable donations. No donation is too small. All donations are greatly appreciated.



As an IVS patron, you will enjoy a front-row seat, witnessing the technologies that inevitably emerge from IVS investments in breakthrough science. You are the lifeblood of our organization.

For a detailed prospectus, please visit Partnering.