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Call For Proposals: The Social Consequences of Religion | Templeton Religion Trust

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Are religions good or bad for society? This is the question that the Templeton Religion Trust initiative on The Social Consequences of Religion (CORE) seeks to answer. One project of that initiative Advancing Research on Religion and Cooperation (SPARRC) is now accepting Letters of Intent from investigators of all scientific backgrounds interested in this area.

SPARRC is the first Strand of the SCORE Initiative. It is currently entering a two-stage research phase. In the Seed Project Stage (described in detail in this document), we expect to fund approximately ten Seed Grants with budgets up to $150,000 each. In the Landmark Project Stage, we will award up to $4 million for Landmark Projects with budgets up to $3 million. We will consider projects from investigators in all scientific disciplines, including but not limited to anthropology, biology, cognitive science, communications, computer science, demography, digital humanities, economics, epidemiology, human development, linguistics, neuroscience, political science, psychology, sociology, and quantitative history

Submitting a Letter of Intent by June 17, 2024 is required before submitting a full proposal. LOIs and general questions about this opportunity can be emailed to