Human Distinctiveness Summer Seminar Project: Call for Proposals (Theology)

Extended deadline: March 11, 2015

Proposals are invited for up to ten theologians to attend a three week advanced summer seminar 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. Candidates may choose to apply for (a) the summer seminar only, or for (b) the summer seminar and combined sabbatical research leave program ($35-44,000 award per candidate), which must be taken by December 2016. There will be up to five leave awards available, with the possibility of further awards in a second round selection process. Candidates in 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 at our website.

Deadline for applications for the summer seminar is February 25, 2015. March 11, 2015