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Foundational Questions in Evolutionary Biology (FQEB)

Project Leader(s)

Martin Nowak, Professor and Director
Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
Harvard University


Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)


This five-year program seeks to substantially advance current understanding of fundamental questions in evolutionary biology. Through research fellowships and the creation of a scholarly network, the project aims to stimulate the wide-ranging investigation of such topics as the origins of biological creativity, the deep logics of biological dynamics and ontology, and the concepts of teleology and ultimate purpose in the context of evolutionary biology.

Grant Amount:
Start Date:
July 2009
End Date:
June 2013
Grant ID:

Suite of grants totaling $10,500,000

Other Participants

Marc W. Kirschner, Professor of Systems Biology
Founding Chair, Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA)

Naomi Pierce, Hessel Professor of Biology in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

Jeffrey Schloss, Professor and Chair of Biology
Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA)

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Foundational Questions in Evolutionary Biology (FQEB)

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