New Templeton Fellowship Program

Templeton World Charity Foundation
Study in:Any
Deadline: 27 April 2018

New Templeton Fellowship Opportunities

The Templeton World Charity Foundation is proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships.

Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. (TWCF) was established in 1996 to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for important discoveries in areas of science, theology, philosophy, and human society. Sir John Templeton established the foundation to foster rigorous scholarship and broad communications on such diverse topics, as well as on the dialogue between science and religion, in order to stimulate humility, curiosity, and enthusiasm for new discoveries in invisble realities.

Fellowship award:

The maximum term of each Fellowship is three years. The Fellowship will provide up to a total of US $110,000 of financial support per year for each fellow, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world.

The primary purpose of the Fellowship is to pay for the fellow’s salary and fringe benefits. Fellows can also request funds for research-related expenses, including but not limited to conference or other travel, computational and/or experimental resources, or developing outreach materials for the dissemination of project-related findings.


  1. Applicants must hold a PhD by the beginning of their Fellowship, although they need not have completed their degree when submitting their application.
  2. Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program.
  3. Recent PhD graduates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  4. The track record of each applicant will be judged according to the stage of the fellow’s research career at which they submit their application.
  5. Applications are welcome from scholars who identify with any of the following disciplines:
  • mathematics,
  • statistics,
  • physics,
  • chemistry,
  • biology,
  • psychology,
  • computer science,
  • electrical engineering,
  • philosophy of science.

Applications are welcome from all nationality scholars.

Application process

Step 1: Identify a host institution

It is the candidate’s responsibility to identify an institution that is willing to host them for the duration of their Fellowship. As part of their application for the Fellowship, applicants must provide a letter of support from the proposed institution which clearly states that the institution will host the fellow if their Fellowship application is successful, and which sets out the conditions under which the applicant would be hosted. Those conditions must involve a statement confirming the proposed salary and fringe benefits for the prospective fellow, and should describe any other forms of support that the institution will give to the fellow in developing their career as an independent researcher.

Step 2: Submit the application

All applicants must complete an application form and provide

  • a detailed description of the proposed project (250 words)
  • a letter of support from the host institution (250 words).
  • A statement, not to exceed 250 words, of how the proposed project will contribute to establishing information as a basic concept in science.
  • Applicants must also request letters of reference from two scholars familiar with their work, one of whom should be at an institution other than the applicant’s current one.
  • A justification of the selected host institution, not to exceed 250 words.
  • A brief budget and budget narrative. Instructions for what budget items you should include, and how to write the budget narrative, are provided in the accompanying budget instructions at Please provide all final budget amounts in US dollars.

It is the Fellow’s responsibility to ensure that their referees email their letters of reference to TWCF at by the end of the application period.

Deadline:  27 April 2018.

Quick Overview———
Organization Templeton World Charity Foundation
Level Postdoc
Country Any
Subject areas Biology, maths, chemistry , physics, psychology, philosophy sci., electrical engg.
Salary total of US$110,000 of financial support per year
Eligibility PhD
Deadline 27 April 2018

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