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The John Templeton Foundation is excited to announce our support for a new Request for Proposals (RFP) led by a team at Georgia State University. This funding competition is designed to advance the applied science of intellectual humility and welcomes empirical proposals from various disciplines to investigate the development of interventions to cultivate intellectual humility.

A central purpose of the RFP is to identify how to develop long-term, sustained, intentional change in behavior and attitudes related to intellectual humility—what some might call the formation of virtuous habits. To accomplish this purpose, each subgrant project should involve an interdisciplinary approach and focus on one of the following two aims: (1) Identify psychological mechanisms to promote intellectual humility, or (2) Develop interventions to promote intellectual humility in real-world contexts.

Two different types of awards may be awarded to successful applicants.

  • Standard Grants. Applicants seeking a Standard Grant for empirical projects may request up to $250,000 for projects not to exceed 30 months in duration. For exceptionally promising projects requiring greater funding, we may consider funding 2-3 projects up to $400,000. Learn more about this award type on the project website.
  • Early Career Grants. Applicants seeking funding for an Early Career Grant may request up to $25,000 for projects led by an advanced doctoral student (in collaboration with a graduate advisor) or early career professional (i.e., no more than five years post terminal degree) in psychology, philosophy, theology, or religious studies. Learn more about this award type on the project website.

Letters of Intent (LOI) from interested applicants are due by January 15, 2023. All materials must be uploaded to the project website via the log-in portal. 

Key Project Dates

Date Description
January 15, 2023 Letters of Intent are due
March 1, 2023 Notifications are made
June 1, 2023 Submission of Full Proposals are due
August 1, 2023 Final award decisions
September 2023 Launch Conference
October 1, 2023 All funded projects begin
March 2026 Capstone Conference
April 1, 2026 All funded projects must conclude
June 1, 2026 Final Reports due

Visit the project website to learn more about the central aims of the RFP, grant eligibility, project requirements, application process, selection criteria and more.