Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion awarded grant from John Templeton Foundation

March 30, 2021

The Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion has been awarded a grant from the John Templeton Foundation

The Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (PPPR) has been awarded a $234,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation for the project:

“Building Collaborative Research Networks Across the Islamic Scholarly Tradition and Western Philosophy”

Funded with a $234,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation, “Building Collaborative Research Networks Across the Islamic Scholarly Tradition and Western Philosophy” will focus on developing connections across both traditions, particularly in the areas of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of religion.

Facilitated by Andrew Chignell (PPPR Director and PI) and led by Kamal Ahmed (Research Associate in PPPR and the Center for the Study of Religion), this two-year effort will sponsor research, reading groups, primary source translation, and workshops.

The project will also sponsor two annual meetings with the goal of establishing a network of early career scholars and senior faculty interested in collaborative research across Philosophy, Religion, and Near Eastern Studies/Islamic Studies.

The result of the project will be a series of original scholarly contributions as well as new networks of scholars who share the goal of learning from and with people in neighboring disciplines and scholarly traditions.