The Simons Foundation isn’t the only one announcing funding opportunities in math and physics. The Templeton Foundation’s list of funding priorities for 2010 is here, with applications opening February 1. In math and physics the topics they want to support research in are:
At least for 2010, they seem to have lost interest in the Multiverse.
Templeton is also supporting a member of the Harvard Math Department in a big way, with a grant of $10 million to math professor Martin Nowak to fund a program in Foundational Questions in Evolutionary Biology.