The Templeton World Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Templeton Independent Research Fellowships in the Power of Information.
Eligible Field of Study: Applications will be considered from scholars who identify with any of the following disciplines: mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, computer science, electrical engineering, or the philosophy of science.
About the Award: Since 2013, TWCF has funded nearly a dozen research projects around the world, which have used the concept of information to understand the world more fully. The concept of information offers a promising pathway for comprehending both micro- and macro-level phenomena (e.g., those from quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, biology, technology, society, and cosmology) within a single idea. The purpose of the Templeton Independent Research Fellowship is to facilitate ongoing scientific research by exceptional early-career scholars who are likely to establish themselves as prominent researchers in their field. Such research will also help to determine whether the concept of information possesses the potential to serve as a fundamental concept in science.
Offered Since: 2013
- Fellows must hold a PhD by the beginning of their Fellowship, although they need not have completed their degree when submitting their application.
- Applicants must apply within five full-time-equivalent research years of completing their PhD program.
- Newly graduated PhDs are particularly encouraged to apply.
- Applications are welcome from scholars of any nationality.
Selection Criteria: The TWCF will be subject to successful completion of TWCF’s compliance monitoring procedures.
Number of Awardees: 3
Value of Scholarship: Each Fellowship will provide financial support of up to $110,000 per year for each fellow, tenable at any recognized university or research institution in the world. The primary purpose of the Fellowship is to pay for the fellow’s salary and fringe benefits. Fellows can also request funds for research-related expenses, including but not limited to conference or other travel, computational and/or experimental resources, or developing outreach materials for the dissemination of project-related findings. Institutional overheads up to 15% of the total direct costs may be included within this amount.
Duration of Scholarship: Up to 3 years
Application Deadline: Sunday 28th August 2016
How to Apply: Go here to apply
NOTE: This Award is Provided by Templeton World Charity Foundation.