CFP: Theology, Science, and Knowledge Summer Research Awards 2021

Submission deadline: March 1, 2021

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The Theology, Science, and Knowledge project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation and hosted at the University of Missouri--St. Louis, seeks applications for research proposals on the project theme. Successful applications will be funded at amounts between $5,000 and $15,000, depending on the total number of applications that are successful and the amount of work to be undertaken. 

The project explores connections between issues in contemporary philosophy, especially in epistemology and the philosophy of religion, and Medieval Islamic thought. More details can be found at the project website here. 

Applications will be considered for proposed research papers on any topic that is connected to the project theme. Research proposals may be focused on one area within the project theme (e.g., Islamic thought or contemporary philosophy of religion) but should indicate, where relevant, connections to other areas. Applicants should have a clear plan to have a research project completed by the end of the summer of 2021. Completed work will be eligible for inclusion in an edited volume; applicants should indicate whether they would be willing to contribute the completed funded work to this volume.

Successful applicants will also be invited (if circumstances allow) to attend a small summer seminar hosted and paid for by the project in St. Louis (dates and details TBD). If in-person meeting is not feasible, successful applicants will be notified about alternative arrangements. Applicants should indicate whether they can commit to attending the summer seminar and via which medium (in-person or online) in their application.

Availability to participate in the summer seminar, and interest in contributing to the edited volume, are not required for a successful application. Applications should consist of 2-3 double-spaced pages which describe the proposed work to be undertaken, and should be accompanied by a short bibliography and a CV. Complete applications, or questions about the summer research awards, should be emailed to Billy Dunaway at [email protected], or Jon McGinnis at [email protected]Applications must be submitted by March 1, and successful applicants will be notified by the end of March.

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