Foundation Partners

AIP has been fortunate to have received recent support from the following foundations:

National Endowment for the Humanities

NEH supports the design and construction of a state of the art “vault” to house the rare books and materials of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives in progress in 2020.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation supports AIP’s History Observatory Workshop to foster a better understanding of the needs and priorities for the documentation and dissemination of the history of major scientific undertakings through the Center for History of Physics.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supports the cataloguing and activation of the Wenner Collection, making it broadly accessible online and improving the promotion of the rare books and archives in the Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Heising Simons Foundation

Heising Simons Foundation supports the AIP-led follow-up workshops on TEAM-UP, the National Task Force to Elevate African American representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy was chartered and funded by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Board of Directors to examine the reasons for the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in physics and astronomy in the US, as measured by bachelor’s degrees in these fields, and to produce a detailed report with recommendations aimed at addressing the problem.

Avenir Foundation

The Avenir Foundation generously supports the endowments which established the R. Joseph Anderson Directorship of the Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBL&A) and the Spencer Weart Directorship of the Center for History of Physics. The foundation also made the lead gift to support the purchase of the Wenner Collection of rare books and materials and the Digital Asset Management System in the library as well as a proposed renovation of the reading room in the NBL&A.