“Servant Leaders.” The Foundation That Wants to Cultivate Key Virtues Among Educators

“Servant Leaders.” The Foundation That Wants to Cultivate Key Virtues Among Educators

The John Templeton Foundation is known for its funding to answer humanity’s biggest questions. But it also engages in wide-ranging grantmaking on character and virtue development, including recent support for work focused on teachers.

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Dept. of Big Questions: Millions in Grants Flow to Research the Origins of Life

Dept. of Big Questions: Millions in Grants Flow to Research the Origins of Life

How life springs up from chemical soup is one of the biggest mysteries in science. The Templeton Foundation is one of a couple of funders backing exciting work springing up in related disciplines.

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Templeton Foundation Asks the Big Questions

Rather, they pay others to ask them. The Templeton Foundation awarded $5 million to a philosopher at UC Riverside to set up a research project centering on the concept of mortality. John Martin Fischer will direct $1 million of that money to conferences on the topic, fund post doctoral research in the area, and maintain a website called The Immortality Project. Fischer plans to give the remaining $4 million to the social science, hard science and philosophy communities by means of a series of a competitions and prizes, according to an LA Times blog.

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