The Spring open-submission call for proposals for the John Templeton Foundation is open now until April 1, 2014. Visit https://portal.templeton.org/login to apply.
The John Templeton Foundation (JTF) will distribute more than $150M of funding in 2015 (up from $93M in 2013) for topics that range from quantum physics to the evolution of cultural complexity. A proportion of these funds are dedicated to topics relating to the social scientific study of religion (including non-religion), including sociological, psychological, anthropological, and economic approaches.
JTF gives grants for up to 3 years in duration and for projects ranging in scope from $50,000 to more than $5,000,000. There are no constraints on the nationalities of the principal investigator or project members.
The application process begins with an Online Funding Inquiry (essentially a letter of intent); applicants who are successful at this first stage are invited to submit a more detailed full proposal. The process includes peer review and is highly competitive: ~85% of proposals considered in the Human Sciences portfolio are rejected at the first stage and ~50% are rejected at the second stage.
Learn more about JTF’s grantmaking process here:
Learn more about Sir John Templeton’s philanthropic vision here: http://www.templeton.org/sir-john-templeton/philanthropic-vision