The John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the deepest and most perplexing questions facing humankind. We support research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and emergence to creativity, forgiveness, and free will.
Our goal is to spur curiosity and accelerate discovery.
In order to catalyze such discoveries, we provide grants for independent research that advances the mission of the Foundation.
Our grants for public engagement help people worldwide engage the fruits of that research and explore the Big Questions.
Science & The Big Questions
What is life and how did it originate? What factors explain and drive evolutionary change?
What are the laws and regularities that govern the cosmos, and why is mathematics so central to its workings?
What are religious experiences and what are their significance? How do we conceptualize the divine?
How do religious and spiritual practices affect our health? How are religions and religious communities changing globally?
Philosophy & Theology:
Is there a divine reality, and how is it related to the cosmos? Do we have free will? Are minds wholly material?
What are the virtues and how do we acquire them?
How might media coverage of the Big Questions become more substantive and less sensationalistic? Are there ways to inspire high school and 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?
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Grant Calendar – https://www.templeton.org/grants/grant-calendar
The Foundation invites you to submit your project idea through an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). We distinguish between small and large financial requests, and we sometimes review these requests at different times of the year. The charts below provide information concerning upcoming deadlines for each request type.
2017 Cycle Dates
OFI Deadline August 31, 2017
OFI Decision September 29, 2017
FP Deadline Variable
Funding Decision Variable
Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $217,400 (USD). The threshold for large grants was established by the Foundation’s Charter and is adjusted periodically for inflation.
The Full Proposal for all large grants will be due by January of the following year. All funding decisions for large grants will be communicated by early June.