Templeton Dissertation Fellowship Program, 2011-2012

October 07, 2010
Posted by Administrator

The Templeton Dissertation Fellowships program in Evil, Pain, and Contemporary Philosophy of Mind, hosted by the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame, will provide up to three one-year residential fellowships for the 2011 – 2012 academic year, with the possibility of a second year renewal in 2012. These Fellowships fund research focused on the biological and psychological nature and utility of pain and suffering, and/or the relations between pain and suffering and the problem of evil.

Fellows will be expected to spend the year in residence at the University of Notre Dame. Each successful applicant will receive a $25,000 fellowship award, plus up to $5,000 for relocation, travel and research. In addition, fellows will have joint access to funding to bring in outside speakers and visitors for short periods during their tenure, under the oversight of the fellowship directors (Logistical and administrative details will be handled by the Center’s administrative staff.)

For further details, including information about appropriate topics of research, please visit  www.evilandtheodicy.com and follow the “Fellowships” and “Dissertation” links.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically (except letters), if possible, to cprelig@nd.edu, or by mail to Michael Rea, Director, Center for Philosophy of Religion, 418 Malloy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556:

  • A complete curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the thesis director (Letters should be sent by the recommenders themselves or by a placement service.)
  • A project abstract of no more than 150 words
  • A project description of no more than 1200 words
  • One published or unpublished paper

All application materials must be received by January 15, 2011 to assure full consideration. Questions may be addressed to Michael Rea.