John Templeton Foundation: Research and Engagement Grants

The mission of the John Templeton Foundation (JTF) is to support interdisciplinary research and catalyze conversations that inspire awe and wonder. JTF is working to create a world where people are curious about the wonders of the universe, free to pursue lives of meaning and purpose, and motivated by great and selfless love.

The John Templeton Foundation offers grants in support of research and public engagement in the major Funding Areas below. They invest in bold ideas from contrarian thinkers — ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries and challenge conventional assumptions. The foundation funds innovative programs that engage the public with these ideas, in an effort to open minds, deepen understanding, and inspire curiosity. The foundation welcomes grant applications to support field-leading research and high impact public engagement programs in these areas:
Character Virtue Development
Individual Freedom & Free Markets
Life Sciences
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Public Engagement
Religion, Science, and Society
The Foundation invites you to submit your project idea through an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). Although you can complete and submit an OFI at any point during the year, the next date the Foundation will review all funding requests will be shortly after the August 16th deadline.