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Usted está viendo Templeton.org en español. Tenga en cuenta que solamente hemos traducido algunas páginas a su idioma. El resto permanecen en inglés.

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Q:

Does the Foundation have particular funding areas?

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Yes, guided by the vision of the founder of the John Templeton Foundation, we have identified several major funding areas. Learn more about them on our website.

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Does the Foundation have formal funding deadlines?

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Yes. We have several funding cycles with different deadlines. You can submit an application (an Online Funding Inquiry or OFI) at any point during the year. However, we review all funding requests according to specific dates and deadlines outlined in our grantmaking calendar.

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

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Yes, the Foundation has made grants to organizations from around the world.

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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. Projects can be renewed under specific guidelines.

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Do you provide overhead/indirect costs?

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The Foundation allows projects to include an overhead/indirect cost component that is no more than fifteen percent (15%) of the total direct expenses. We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in the total amount you request.

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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. You can refer to the pages listed under Funding Areas on our website to see examples of projects we've previously funded within each area. As part of the review process, Foundation staff may reassign the funding area as needed.    

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May our project team or organization submit more than one Online Funding Inquiry (OFI)?

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Yes, applicants may submit more than one funding inquiry to the Foundation.

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Should citations or references be included in our OFI?

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Please use your judgment in deciding how many citations are necessary to include when describing your 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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Typically no, it is not required for first-time applicants, however the Foundation values support from other sources in the projects we fund. If you have received a previous grant from the John Templeton Foundation of more than $260,000, future proposals related to the prior grant should include plans to obtain co-funding from other sources. The amount of co-funding should exceed the amount of funds requested from the Foundation in the follow up proposal.