A Project of the University of Pennsylvania and the John Templeton Foundation

Research Awards

In 2013, we announced the Templeton Science of Prospection Research Awards competition and requested applications for research investigating prospection.

This initiative is primarily focused on funding key areas of prospection research: 

  • Measuring prospection,
  • Mechanisms of prospection
  • Application of prospection
  • Improving prospection. 
  • Open: There are many unknowns about prospection and, therefore, some proposals may not fit neatly into the first four categories.  

Twenty-four finalists presented their proposals at a Symposium held at the University of Pennsylvania in August 2014. Eighteen winning projects have been chosen, with grants beginning between October and November 2014, and concluding in August 2016.