The Fund for Astrophysical Research (F.A.R.) makes small grants to support research in astronomy and astrophysics. Founded in 1936 by Charles G. Thompson and Alice Bemis Thompson, the F.A.R. has supported astronomical and astrophysical projects in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand through loans and gifts of funds and optical equipment.
F.A.R. grants are named in memory of Theodore Dunham, Jr., the Scientific Director of the F.A.R. from its founding in 1936 until his death in 1984. Grants are awarded for the acquisition of astronomical equipment, computer time, and computer hardware or software that will be used in research.