Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship

Grant Name
Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship
Funder
John Templeton Foundation
Location
United States
Research Area
Biological Sciences
Cognitive Science
Genetics
Neuroscience
Philosophy of Science
Physics
Psychology
Science and Society
Sociology
Deadline
May 1, 2022
Grant Size
Upper $220,000USD Each ACT Fellowship will provide up to $220,000 (US dollars) for up to 33 months of contiguous support.
Contact Info
rfp@templeton.org
Website
Eligibility
- Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
- Employment by an accredited U.S. or non-U.S. university or college. The employer agrees to sponsor the applicant, be the ultimate recipient of fellowship funds, administer the distribution of funds, and make reports to JTF on the use of the funds.
- Received tenure after September 1, 2009, or reasonably anticipates receiving tenure by the beginning of AY 2021, as defined by applicant's employing institution.
- Primary faculty appointment within a philosophy, religious studies, religion, or theology department.Note: Trustees and officers of the John Templeton Foundation and other "disqualified persons" as defined pursuant to Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, are not eligible to apply for the ACT Fellowship program.
Description
The John Templeton Foundation invites applications for its Academic Cross-Training (ACT) Fellowship program with fellowships to begin Fall 2021. The ACT Fellowship program is intended to equip recently tenured philosophers and theologians with the skills and knowledge needed to study Big Questions that require substantive and high-level engagement with empirical science.Each ACT Fellowship will provide contiguous support for a systematic and sustained course of study in an empirical science such as physics, psychology, biology, genetics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or sociology. Acceptable courses of study might include a plan to audit undergraduate and graduate-level courses, a plan to spend time in residence at a research lab, or a plan to earn a degree in an empirical science. This iteration of the program will also permit applicants to request that up to one year of the ACT Fellowship be used to support a small-scale pilot scientific research project that improves or enhances the capacity, skill, and talent of the fellow to investigate the above-described Big Questions. Fellows may undertake their study at their home institution or another institution. All fellows must have a faculty mentor in their cross-training discipline. Eligibility - Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university.
- Employment by an accredited U.S. or non-U.S. university or college. The employer agrees to sponsor the applicant, be the ultimate recipient of fellowship funds, administer the distribution of funds, and make reports to JTF on the use of the funds.
- Received tenure after September 1, 2009, or reasonably anticipates receiving tenure by the beginning of AY 2021, as defined by applicant's employing institution.
- Primary faculty appointment within a philosophy, religious studies, religion, or theology department.Note: Trustees and officers of the John Templeton Foundation and other "disqualified persons" as defined pursuant to Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, are not eligible to apply for the ACT Fellowship program.

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