Update (June 15, 2020): The Foundation is temporarily limiting the areas where it will accept new Online Funding Inquiries (OFIs) as part of the 2020 Open Submission cycle.
Applicants interested in Public Engagement should wait until the 2021 Open Submission cycle to submit an inquiry.
How might media coverage of the Big Questions become more substantive and less sensationalistic? Are there ways to inspire undergraduate students to think deeply about the universe and their place in it? Can faith communities engage scientific research in ways that inform and enrich the lives of religious believers?
The Public Engagement Department supports innovative programs that advance the Foundation’s mission beyond the academy. The department works with a wide variety of partners to find ways to translate scientific research and inspire reflection on its deeper significance.
From 2019 to 2023, as part of the Foundation’s commitment to fund 12 Strategic Priorities, the Public Engagement department will support creative, dynamic efforts to share the results of research with a variety of audiences who may be interested in this work. Forms of outreach that we support may include media projects, podcasts, public events, museum exhibits, and informal education. In addition, we will be seeking proposals related to Intellectual Humility.