18,266 Small and Large Grants, John Templeton Foundation, Convocatoria

Nombre de la convocatoria:
Small and Large Grants, John Templeton Foundation
Descripción: (objetivo de la convocatoria, modalidades, áreas temáticas o demandas específicas, requisitos, montos mín. y máx. de fondeo)
Convoca a: Anyone can request funding from the foundation (inside and outside of the United States). 

Funding Areas:

1 Dynamics of religious change. Understanding changes in religious beliefs and practices around the world and their causes.

2. Intellectual humility. Supporting research on the theory, understanding, and practice of intellectual humility. In this strategic priority, we aim to extend recent efforts to improve empirical methods and measures of intellectual humility and to increase understanding of the nature, causes, and effects of this epistemological virtue. We will support a variety of activities, including Public Engagement, that aim ultimately to enhance, cultivate, and promote humility of this sort.

3. Religious cognition. Using the tools of scientific inquiry to investigate the nature of religious belief and experience. This strategic priority concerns basic scientific research into the nature of cognitive and affective processes and content involved in beliefs, experiences, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to God and other supernatural agents.

4 Mathematics & physical sciences. Investigating the fundamental laws and structures of nature through the mathematical and physical sciences. We are looking for projects that would address the following goals (or a subset thereof) in creative ways.Advancing the conceptual frontiers of physics; currently, we have broad interests in cosmology, quantum foundations, and emergence, as well as possible overlaps or convergences of these areas;Situating scientific research within a broader interdisciplinary inquiry into human thought and culture;Cultivating dynamic and diverse collaborations involving multiple perspectives, teams, disciplines, or institutions.

5 Health, religion, & spirituality. Exploring the impact of religion and spirituality on health outcomes and engaging religious and spiritual resources in health care contexts. How do religious and spiritual beliefs and practices intersect with human health? Medical research hints at connections that are not yet fully understood, and points to applications that have not been fully implemented.

6 Cultural evolution. Investigating humanity’s cultural past and present to understand its possible futures.

7 Science of virtues. Investigating the roots, nature, and impact of virtues (Curiosity, Gratitude, Love, Virtues and religion) on human flourishing.

8. Science of purpose. Investigating the nature and varieties of long-term directional trends and agential, goal-seeking processes in the natural world. This priority supports research that seeks to clarify and test notions of apparent agential, goal-directed, and even purposive processes in the sciences, as well as empirical and theoretical projects that explore two broad streams of inquiry across a range of disciplines (e.g. physics of life, chemistry, and biology):Target-oriented behaviors.Long-term directional trends.

9. Public engagement. How might media coverage of the Big Questions become more substantive and less sensationalistic? Are there ways to inspire undergraduate students to think deeply about the universe and their place in it? Can faith communities engage scientific research in ways that inform and enrich the lives of religious believers? The Public Engagement Department supports innovative programs that advance the Foundation’s mission beyond the academy. The department works with a wide variety of partners to find ways to translate scientific research and inspire reflection on its deeper significance.

10 Islam, science, & society. Cultivating Islamic perspectives on human flourishing for the present and coming age. In 2021, we are especially interested in funding inquiries that combine Islamic thought with relevant sciences in order to address global challenges that are shared across regions and cultures. Examples of such challenges include public health issues, societal disruptions relating to climate change, understanding human rights and responsibilities in the digital age, and the effects of social polarization in governance and education.

11. Science-engaged theology. Encouraging theologians to engage with empirical science. In the Science-Engaged Theology priority, we seek to advance efforts in which theologians and philosophers of religion routinely engage with the natural and social sciences in their research and inquiry about the divine.

12 PROGRAMS IN LATIN AMERICA. Building capacity and networks of scholarship related to Science & the Big Questions. Over the next five years we intend to focus grantmaking efforts on the following areas:

Providing Latin American scholars in philosophy, theology, and social science with access to the latest scholarly resources in Science & the Big Questions

Supporting visiting fellowship programs for Latin America-North Atlantic scholar exchanges

Funding training programs for scholars to gain exposure to the latest research in philosophy, theology, and social science. 

Montos y porcentajes de apoyo:

Small Grants are defined as requests for $234,800 (USD) or less. If you plan to request funding in a currency other than USD we highly recommend that you request no more than the equivalent of $221,000 USD due to exchange rate fluctuations that could happen during the application process.

Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $234,800 (USD).

The grant duration is often up to three years. In rare instances the Foundation may support a project for up to five years.

The Foundation allows for an overhead/indirect cost component within the budget, which is no more than fifteen percent (15%). We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in your Request Amount.Capital expenditures with a useful life exceeding 5 years, such as office furniture, may NOT be purchased with JTF grant funds. Buildings and significant building improvements, may NOT be purchased with JTF grant funds. 

Envío de solicitud: 

Grant consideration begins with an initial Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and, if invited, a detailed Full Proposal.

The Foundation expects applicants to use their judgment in deciding how many citations are necessary to include as part of describing their project idea. While in-line citations for key references can be helpful, especially where the proposed project is building on or challenging a particular line of work, we do not expect a full reference list at the OFI stage.

You should submit an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) through the Templeton Portal. The Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) is the required first stage of the Foundation’s grantmaking process. The OFI is a brief form requesting basic information about your proposed project.

The basic information we request includes a project title, request amount, relevant dates, why the project is important, a brief description of the activities, and information on the people and organizations that would be involved.

The Project Description is the longest and most important field in the OFI. Please provide a specific, concise, and detailed description of the activities you plan to carry out with the funds that you are requesting. If the description of your project requires the use of special characters, graphs, figures, or formatting, you may upload a document in the space provided and type in the phrase “See attached document” to refer staff to your uploaded file.
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August 20, 2021
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