Funder’s website

The funder’s website can be found HERE.

Funding Value and Duration

$20K to $15M+ USD for 3 years (rarely up to 5 years)


The John Templeton Foundation funds research and catalyzes conversations that inspire people with awe and wonder. Their funding areas define their philanthropic priorities and advance their aspiration to become a global catalyst for discoveries that contribute to human flourishing. They welcome grant applications to support field-leading research and high impact public engagement programs in these areas.

These areas include;

  • Character Virtue Development
  • Culture & Global Perspectives
  • Human Sciences
  • Public Engagement
  • Philosophy & Theology
  • Individual Freedom & Free Markets
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Eligibility Criteria

Anyone can request funding from the Foundation.

Generally, they fund charitable entities that operate inside and outside of the United States. On rare occasions, they may fund individuals and for-profit companies doing charitable work that is consistent with our tax-exempt status.

Internal Contacts

Potential applicants are encouraged to discuss this funding opportunity with their Faculty Research Facilitator.

VPRI Resource Contact: Heloise Emdon


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Deadline (Approval Form and Application) August 11, 2023
Submission to Sponsor August 18, 2023

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click HERE.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. To navigate to the funder’s website, click HERE