Hello. My question is directed to those of you who actually have some experience in the area or who can provide detailed information rather than general/theoretical guidance. I would like to ask you about funding sources available for an independent scientist on the U.S. or international research "market". First of all: are there any? In other words: are there well-established places where individuals conducting non-experimental research within fields such as physics, (quantum)biology or mathematics could apply for some sort of financial support, given that: - research in question is already ongoing and the author is able to provide partial results - external financing is actually needed for the research to be concluded by the author I put aside details such as specific characteristics/background of the author or possible paradigm-shifting nature of the research. If there is a partially completed theoretical framework ready to stand for itself, are there also places prepared to give their support so the author would be able to continue working on it?