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In Memoriam

We mourn the death of Charles H. Townes, prof. emeritus of physics at UC Berkeley at the age of 99. Townes was awarded the Templeton Prize in 2005 and shared the 1964 Nobel Prize for the invention of the laser.

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In Memoriam
In Memoriam

Share Forgiveness

Watch Oscar-winning director Ross Kauffman's film about Louis Zamperini, a World War II POW who survived a near-fatal plane crash only to be captured by the Japanese, and learn about the true power of forgiveness.

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Share Forgiveness
Share Forgiveness

Spirituality and Inner Strength

“What Role Does Spirituality Play in Inner Strength or Resourcefulness?” Rabbi Marc Margolius leads the new discussion on Big Questions Online.

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Spirituality and Inner Strength
Spirituality and Inner Strength

Planet Discovered

NASA's Kepler 2 found its first exoplanet. Led by a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, including graduate student Andrew Vanderberg and JTF grantees David Charbonneau and David Latham.

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Planet Discovered
Planet Discovered

Gratitude Gram

What are you grateful for? Share your custom message of thanks and start a chain reaction of giving. 

 

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Gratitude Gram
Gratitude Gram

25th Anniversary Capabilities Report

A special anniversary edition of the Capabilities Report is now available online. It provides an overview of the Foundation’s efforts to foster Sir John’s vision for addressing the Big Questions.

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25th Anniversary Capabilities Report
25th Anniversary Capabilities Report

Funding Timeline

We are not currently accepting Online Funding Inquiries for our Core Funding Areas.

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FEATURED GRANTS

FQXi: Foundational Questions in Physics and Cosmology

FEATURED GRANTS

The Purpose Prize™: A Prize for Social Innovators Over the Age of 60

FEATURED GRANTS

Program on Indian Economic Policies: Free Trade, Democracy, and Entrepreneurial Development

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Religion as the Basis for Power and Property in the First Civilizations: Analysis of the Findings at Çatalhöyük, Turkey