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Science, Philosophy, and Belief

Visiting Scholar Program

Science, Philosophy & Belief
Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Society of Christian Philosophers (SCP) and the Nagel Institute announce three postdoctoral fellowships for the 2009-20010 academic year in the amount of $30,000. Fellowship recipients must be full time, regular faculty members at recognized and accredited universities in mainland China, excluding Hong Kong. Fellowships are open to faculty whose teaching and research interests are primarily in philosophy, religious studies, or the natural sciences.The three participating US institutions are University of Notre DameBaylor Universityand Calvin College. Fellows may indicate a preference for a particular university but we reserve the right to assign successful fellows to their university or college. Fellowship proposals must involve issues in science and religion. All successful candidates are to be in residence from mid-August until the end of May. This is the final year of a three year program.

Application Materials

Applicants should email the following materials in English as one complete document to: Donna Romanowski (

1) A one-page cover letter.

2) A complete curriculum vitae.

3) Two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should come from your department chair indicating his or her permission for you to spend the year at a US university should you receive the fellowship.

4) A statement of no more than three pages describing the project on which you would like to work. This project should involve issues in science and religion. Please check range of topics for a more comprehensive description of topics that might be considered for one's research project. Also, please send a recent photogragh of yourself.

5) One published or unpublished paper.

Application Deadline: January 15, 2009

Successful applicants will be notified by March 1, 2009.

Program Director 

Kelly James Clark, Department of Philosophy, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Email: The final decision will be made by a committee with representatives from Calvin, Notre Dame and Baylor. 

Sponsoring Institutions

Philosophy Department, Calvin College
The Society of Christian Philosophers
The Nagel Institute

These Postdoctoral Fellowships are generously funded by
the John Templeton Foundation.

pdf Brochure



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