Call for Proposals: Fordham University’s “Varieties of Understanding” Project


The Philosophy Department at Fordham University is pleased to announce its three-year “Varieties of Understanding” project. 

The project will sponsor research in psychology, philosophy, and theology that will examine the various ways in which human beings understand the world, how these various types of understanding might be improved, and how they might be combined with one another to produce an integrated understanding of the world.

As part of the 3.85 million dollar project, approximately 2 million dollars will be distributed to scholars, including:

  • $1.2 million for work in psychology
  • $500,000 for work in philosophy
  • $250,000 for work in theology and religious studies

Proposals will be due November 1st, 2013

For more details, and for information on how to apply for funding, please see the project website: www.varietiesofunderstanding.com

The project is supported by a 3.56 million dollar grant from the John Templeton Foundation, with additional support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Fordham University, and the University of California, Berkeley.