The Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame announces up to four one-year residential Research Fellowships on the topic of 'Evil and Skeptical Theism', open rank, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. (Skeptical theism is an increasingly widely discussed strategy for responding to the problem of evil.) Fellows will be expected to spend the year in residence at the University of Notre Dame. Each successful applicant will receive a total fellowship award of $55,000 to $85,000. Stipend will depend on rank and circumstances of the applicant, and up to $15,000 of each award may be received as reimbursement for travel, re-location, or research-related expenses.
In addition, there will be funding available to invite outside scholars of interest to the fellows for brief visits during the 2011–2012 academic year. There will also be funding available for a workshop on the theme of skeptical theism in late spring of 2012. (Details of the workshop are still to be determined. Applicants who are interested in helping to organize the workshop should indicate as much in their cover letter.)
For further details, including a brief characterization of skeptical theism and information about appropriate topics of research, please visit http://www.evilandtheodicy.com/ and follow the “Fellowships” and "Skeptical Theism" links.
To apply, please submit the following materials electronically, if possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to Michael Rea, Director, Center for Philosophy of Religion, 418 Malloy Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556:
• A complete curriculum vitae.
• Three letters of recommendation.
• A project abstract of no more than 150 words.
• A project description of no more than 1200 words.
• One published or unpublished paper.
All application materials must be received by January 15, 2011 to assure full consideration. Questions may be addressed to Michael Rea at email@example.com.