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STARS — Begins

Check this website in the Fall of 2005 for notices of the STARS Conferences and instructions on the application process.

STARS: Science and Theology Advanced Research Series
Program Summary

Program Description

Science and the Quest for Ultimate Reality:
Science and Theology Advanced Research Series (STARS)

A Program of:
The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

Funded through a grant from:
The John Templeton Foundation

Starting date: July 1, 2005.

STARS —The New Quest: Program Overview

Purpose: To identify and recruit a wide variety of promising young scientists to explore the implications of natural science regarding ultimate reality through workshops and through funded team research with seasoned philosophers and theologians / religious scholars.

Method: 1) Convene a series of high level workshops for promising young scientists led by distinguished scientists, philosophers and theologians / religious scholars.  These scientists should be relatively new to interdisciplinary research and keenly interested in the broader implications of science about Ultimate Reality.  2) Support ground breaking research conducted by small teams of scientists, philosophers and theologians / religious scholars through research grants of $80,000 and $120,000 awarded on a highly competitive basis.

Project P.I.: Dr. Robert John Russell, Program Director, Dr. Dennis W. Hair, Program Administrator, Anne E. Badè, Program Assistant, R. Daren Erisman.

For more information, email: or call 510-649-2564.

Program Grant Announcement


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