The Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest
Created in 1974, the Olive W. Garvey Fellowships were offered biennially from 1982 until 2007. Since 2008 the contest has been sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and is now annual. For information about the 2010 Templeton Fellowships Essay Contest, please click here.
2009 Templeton Fellowship Winners
“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”Benjamin Franklin
Which virtues contribute the most toward achieving freedom, and how can the institutions of civil society encourage the exercise of those virtues?
Junior Faculty Member Winners
Daniel J. D’Amico, Loyola University New Orleans (USA)
Keith Hyams, University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Robert Salvino, Coastal Carolina University (USA)
Bruno Alves, Institute of Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal)
Liz Carlisle, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Guinevere Nell, George Mason University (USA)
Lynette Osiemo, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
George Pianka, Cornell University (USA)
Tino Sanandaji, University of Chicago (USA)
Lara Schubert, Claremont Graduate University (USA)
James Todd, University of Alabama (USA)
Jonathan Bean, Professor of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Roderick Long, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Auburn University
Benjamin Powell, Assistant Professor of Economics, Suffolk University
The 2009 contest drew applicants from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Montenegro, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay.