John Templeton Foundation

In keeping with Sir John Templeton's intent, his Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for research and discoveries relating to what scientists and philosophers call the Big Questions.

Sponsor: John Templeton Foundation


The foundation supports work at the world's top universities in such fields as theoretical physics, cosmology, evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and social science relating to love, forgiveness, creativity, purpose, and the nature and origin of religious belief. We also seek to stimulate new thinking about wealth creation in the developing world, character education in schools and universities, and programs for cultivating the talents of gifted children. In 2006, the Foundation's average grant size was $309,926. However our grants can range from $1,000 to $5,000,000 depending on the project. The duration of our grants can range from a few months to three years or in some instances four or five years.

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