The John Templeton Foundation is currently accepting online funding inquiries for research projects related to its core funding areas.
Core funding topics include science and the big questions (mathematical and physical sciences, life sciences, human sciences, philosophy and theology, science in dialogue with philosophy or theology), character development, freedom and free enterprise, exceptional cognitive talent and genius, genetics., and voluntary family planning.
Individual grant amounts range from several thousand to several million dollars.
In general, the foundation strongly prefers to fund projects that are affiliated with an institution (typically, a university, research institution, or other nonprofit organization). Individuals are encouraged to find appropriate institutions to administer their grants. When this is not practical or possible, the foundation will make a grant directly to an individual.
Letters of Inquiry must be received no later than August 31, 2017. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the Templeton website for complete program information and/or to submit a letter of intent.