Yes, guided by our Charter, the Foundation has established several major Funding Areas.
Yes, each funding cycle begins with the submission and review of an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and Full Proposal, if invited, according to our grant calendar.
Typically no. The Foundation generally funds specific projects and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from other sources.
Generally the Foundation does not provide grants for any of these forms of support.
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.
The Foundation allows for an overhead/indirect cost component within the budget, which is no more than fifteen percent (15%). We welcome proposals that request a lower percentage. The overhead/indirect cost should be included in your Request Amount.
Yes, more than one OFI may be submitted. You may also submit to both the Small Grant and Large Grant programs.
The Foundation expects applicants to use their judgment in deciding how many citations are necessary to include as part of describing their 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 OFI stage.
Regrettably, given the large number of OFI submissions, the Foundation is unable to provide each applicant with specific feedback.
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.