The Tomalla Foundation for Gravity Research has been founded in 1982 according to the testamentary wishes of Dr Walter Tomalla, a business man from Basel, Switzerland. With this foundation, Dr Tomalla wanted to promote gravity research in Switzerland and in the world.

The foundation awards prizes for exceptional research in gravitation and/or cosmology every third year and it founds research fellows and visitors for gravity research at Swiss Universities. It can also promote research on gravity by other activities.