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In order to foster philosophical discussion and encourage scientifically engaged projects at a wider range of colleges and universities, the Society of Christian Philosophers is sponsoring a scientifically engaged lecture grant. The program will support up to 6 grants for the 2021/2022 academic year. Each grant will provide up to $2,000 for departments to host a Christian philosopher or theologian involved in scientifically engaged work for a campus event or events.


  • The applicant (i.e., inviter) must be a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, or the Evangelical Theological Society.
  • The host department/institution is responsible for all lecture logistics.
  • Grant funds will be disbursed in advance of the event upon approval of the application. The funds can be supplemented or leveraged with other institutional funds, but this is neither a requirement nor a factor in evaluating applications.
  • The primary lecture should be video recorded, and a copy of that video will be shared with the SCP for posting on the Society’s YouTube channel.
  • After the event, grant recipients need not submit receipts but are required to submit both a brief report and photos of the event.


  • Applications must be emailed to the grant co-leaders at
  • Each application should be attached as one single page and saved as a PDF.
  • Identify the philosopher to be invited and include a brief description of the scientifically engaged topic they might present on.
  • Indicate the format of the events anticipated (e.g. lecture, classroom visit, or lecture with lunch with graduate students, undergrads, etc.) .
  • Indicate the approximate date of the event (e.g. Nov 2021).
  • Provide a high-level overview of the budget, including any matching funds, with a clear indication of the total request of the SCP.


The application deadline for grants for the 2021-2022 academic year is 1 August, 2021. Grant announcements will be made to the entire SCP membership by 15 August, 2021. 

Any questions regarding the grants or the application process should be send to

The Society of Christian Philosophers gratefully acknowledges the funding of the John Templeton Foundation for this program.