Templeton World Charity Foundation supports scientific research through discrete grants to institutions for specific projects. We fund research in many academic disciplines and select partners and applicants through a variety of methods. We plan to use this RFI to find new topics of interest. We filtered idea submissions and sent them out for external expert review. In some cases, we liaised with respondents to improve and refine the ideas. Upon completion of the idea-development stage, we may use some of these topics as the basis for future grantmaking.
Grand Challenges for Human Flourishing Request for Ideas launch.
Internal and external review of ideas. Top ideas selected.
Grant awards by Templeton World Charity Foundation.
We are looking for ideas that can lead to new multi-grant research portfolios on human flourishing. We are particularly interested in ideas for interdisciplinary scientific research towards discoveries that can promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. We welcome ideas that bridge gaps between empirical science and the humanities. Such ideas may include (but are not limited to):
We will not be able to support traditional research ideas that would normally be considered by major funding organizations. Although such projects are vital, we plan to focus on innovations that have been neglected or overlooked. Where traditional research ideas are presented, we expect contributors to provide a suitable justification. Ideas that are not likely to be eligible may include:
The Foundation will consider the following criteria during the review process.
Ideas can come from individuals or groups, as long as one member of the team is a qualified respondent. We are particularly interested in ideas for interdisciplinary scientific research towards discoveries that can promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
Although funding is not guaranteed, if we choose to pursue your idea, you may be eligible for some of the following:
The RFI is now closed and we are no longer accepting submissions.