British organization founded in 1980 as the KIB Foundation to encourage and promote research in fields outside established science, especially parapsychology and alternative medicine. The trustees were Arthur Koestler, Brian Inglis, Tony Bloomfield, Michael Fullerlove, and Sir William Wood. The foundation's original name derived from initials of the first three trustees. After the death of Arthur Koestler in 1983 the foundation was given its present name.
The foundation acted as a clearinghouse for information about research in various parts of the world and as a bridge between sponsors and research projects. Selection of projects was by an advisory group that included individuals of distinction in relevant fields of science and medicine. Among its major accomplishments had been the publication of A Glossary of Terms Used in Parapsychology (1982), compiled by Michael A. Thalbourne, on behalf of the Society for Psychical Research. Last known address: 23 Harley House, Marylebone Rd., London, NW1 5HE, England.