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Q:

Does the Foundation have particular funding areas?

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Yes, guided by our Charter, the Foundation has established several major Funding Areas.

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Does the Foundation have formal funding deadlines?

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Yes, each funding cycle begins with the submission and review of an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and Full Proposal, if invited, according to our grant calendar.

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Does the Foundation fund non-U.S. organizations?

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Yes.

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Does the Foundation provide challenge grants?

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Typically no. The Foundation generally funds specific projects and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from other sources.

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Does the Foundation fund buildings, renovations, or capital campaigns; direct-service programs; scholarships for college or graduate school; general operating support for organizations; or disaster relief?

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Generally the Foundation does not provide grants for any of these forms of support.

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What is the typical duration of the Foundation’s grants?

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The grant duration is often up to three years. In rare instances the Foundation may support a project for up to five years. The Foundation will not fund any project for more than five years.

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Do you provide overhead/indirect costs?

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The Foundation allows for an overhead/indirect cost component within the budget, which is no more than fifteen percent (15%). We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in your Request Amount.

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What funding area should I select for my project?

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Please select the funding area that you think best fits your project. Your selection will not have an impact on the decision for your project proposal. As part of the review process, foundation staff may reassign the funding area and/or strategic priority as needed.

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May our project team or organization submit more than one OFI?

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Yes, more than one project proposal may be submitted.

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Should citations or references be included in our OFI?

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The Foundation expects applicants to use their judgment in deciding how many citations are necessary to include as part of describing their project idea. While in-line citations for key references can be helpful, especially where the proposed project is building on or challenging a particular line of work, we do not expect a full reference list at the project proposal stage.

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Is feedback available for a declined OFI?

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Regrettably, given the large number of project proposal submissions, the Foundation is unable to provide each applicant with specific feedback.

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Should I contact or visit the Foundation to discuss my project idea?

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No, you should submit an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) through the Templeton Portal. Visits to the Foundation are rarely necessary and only by our request.

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Does the Foundation require co-funding in grant applications?

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The Foundation values support from other sources in the projects we fund, but it is not required for first-time applicants. If you have received a previous grant from the John Templeton Foundation of more than $260,000, future proposals related to the work of the prior grant should include plans to obtain co-funding from other sources. The amount of co-funding from other sources needs to be greater than the amount of funds requested from the Foundation in the follow up proposal.