Templeton Foundation and Center for the Philosophy of Religion Fellowship, USA

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Templeton Foundation and Center for the Philosophy of Religion Fellowship

Templeton Foundation and Center for the Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame Invite Applications for Residential Fellowships.

Study Subject : Science

Employer :  The Center for the Philosophy of Religion

Level :  PhD

This project will fund a large number of residential research fellowships for both senior and junior faculty in multiple areas, as well as dissertation fellowships.

Descriptions of the fellowships, and the times at which they will be offered, can be found at the following links :

  • Templeton Research Fellowships in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion
  • Templeton Research Fellowships in Evil and Skeptical Theism
  • Templeton Dissertation Fellowships in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion
  • Templeton Dissertation Fellowships in Evil, Pain and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind

The common goal of these research fellowships will be to provide scholars the opportunity to conduct independent research alongside colleagues working on similar projects.

Fellows will find themselves surrounded by an exciting blend of activities, conferences, and programs ( described on the other pages of this site ) dedicated to the topics they are working on themselves.

In addition, residential fellows will have the opportunities to interact and collaborate with faculty at Notre Dame, as well as a full complement of additional research fellows and graduate students in residence every year through the Center for Philosophy of Religion fellowship program.

In short, fellows will have the freedom from teaching and administrative responsibilities that will allow them to make significant progress on their own research interests while being surrounded by a community of excellent scholars pursuing similar topics.

Research fellows will receive a total award of $ 55000 to $ 85000, depending on rank and circumstances. ( Up to $ 15000 of the award can be used for travel, relocation, and research expenses. )

Fellows will also have joint access to an additional $ 15000 to $ 25000 to convene a two-day workshop in the spring semester of their residence on their areas of interest ( in coordination with the Center for Philosophy of Religion, which will handle all the logistical and administrative details).

They will also have access to several thousand dollars to bring in additional outside visitors and speakers during their tenure.

Dissertation fellows will receive a $ 25000 fellowship, plus an additional $ 5000 for research, travel, and relocation. Dissertation fellows will also have joint access to several thousand dollars to bring in outside speakers and scholars working on topics of interest to them.

In some cases, dissertation fellows may be offered an additional year of funding, though a second year renewal is not guaranteed.

( Interested graduate students who have not yet advanced to candidacy are strongly encouraged to apply to the Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion. )