The Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM) promotes fundamental physical research in the Netherlands. It finances research through its own research institutes and through programmes.
Proposals for new research programmes may be submitted through the Free Programme or Industrial Partnership Programmes. If payment is made for a programme, project proposals may be submitted as part of that current programme. FOM also participates in a number of grant programmes of other organizations.
Finally, there is FOm/v, a programme designed to encourage more female physicists to pursue careers in science.