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John Templeton Foundation Small Grant Program

Grants to USA, Canada, and International
Organizations for Philosophy and Science Research

GrantWatch ID#: 172825
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John Templeton Foundation


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Grants typically starting at $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations and, on a limited basis, individuals, for high-quality research projects in the areas of science, philosophy, character development, individual freedom and free markets, exceptional cognitive talent, and genetics.

Core Funding Areas:
1) Science and the Big Questions:
- Mathematical and Physical Sciences
- Life Sciences
- Human Sciences
- Philosophy and Theology
- Science in Dialogue

2) Character Virtue Development - The Foundation supports a broad range of programs focused on the universal truths of character development and on the roots of good character in human nature, whether understood from a scientific, philosophical, or religious point of view.

3) Individual Freedom and Free Markets - The Foundation encourages research and education intended to liberate the initiative of individuals and nations and to establish the necessary conditions for the success of a profit-making enterprise.

4) Exceptional Cognitive Talent and Genius - The Foundation has made a strong commitment, in the U.S. and internationally, to identifying and nurturing young people who demonstrate exceptional talent in mathematics and science.

5) Genetics - The Foundation takes a particular interest in how major advances in genetics might serve to empower individuals, leading to spiritually beneficial social and cultural changes.

Typically $30,000 - $217,400

Typically up to three years. In rare instances, the Foundation may support a project for up to, and not more than, five years.

USA, Canada, and International organizations may apply.

In certain limited circumstances, individuals may be funded.

The deadline to submit the Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) is November 30, 2016.

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Applicants will be notified by December 30, 2016, if they are invited to proceed with the application process.

Full proposal deadlines are not governed by any specific calendar. Instead, staff will invite Full Proposals with customized due dates that are influenced by the project’s anticipated start date, the internal workload of staff, and budget considerations.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Helen Corr, Grants Administrator
Mary DeStefano, Grants Administrator

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John Templeton Foundation
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West Conshohocken, PA 19428 USA

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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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