Human Distinctiveness Summer Seminar: Call for Proposals (Anthropology)

Extended Deadline: March 11, 2015
Proposals are invited for up to three anthropologists to participate in ONE WEEK of a three week advanced anthropology summer seminar for theologians on human distinctiveness at the University of Notre Dame’s department of anthropology from May 27 – June 17, 2015.
The seminar is intended to provide scientific literacy and a basic toolkit in evolutionary anthropology for theologians from any sub-discipline and denominational background interested in exploring new perspectives in theology as a result of such engagement. Anthropologists will join the group in the final week (June 10-17, 2015) and engage in constructive dialogue with theologians present. Candidates may choose to apply for (a) the one week of the summer seminar only, or for (b) the one-week summer seminar and combined sabbatical research leave program ($35,000- $44,000 per candidate) which must be taken up by December 2016. Candidates in both category (a) and (b) will be expected to attend a short follow up 3 day seminar planned for early June 2016.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of the strength of their proposals judged according to (a) academic quality and (b) fit with John Templeton Foundation Donor Intent. Preference will be given to candidates who are (a) in a faculty position at the time of application and (b) who show evidence of matching funding. For examples of possible questions and topics that could be explored, criteria for selection, see further details on Notre Dame University webpage. 
Deadline for applications for the summer seminar is February 25, 2015. March 11, 2015
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