The STEAM Project: A program for catalyzing the integration of Christian faith and science for emerging adults (18-30 years old) in college and post-college ministries.

How The STEAM Project Works…

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1. Assemble a Team

Two or more people with knowledge base in Christian faith/ministry and a knowledge base in a science field (teacher, lab worker, PHD student, researcher, etc.)


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2. Declare Intent

Let us know you are developing a project. This step is not mandatory, but recommended so we can help you put your best foot forward.


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3. Build Your Project

Design your unique program for

your unique audience. Using our Request for Proposal form as a guide, review examples and utilize the Grant Project Creation Guide to increase success.
(We want you to succeed!)

Deadline for proposals June 15, 2016 // Winners Announced July 31st // Funding Runs August 15, 2016 – June 30, 2018

The STEAM Project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation (JTF), a philanthropic organization with one of five major goals of funding progress or research in the area of science and the big questions, particularly as it relates to theology. Fuller Theological Seminary is also a key supporter as the hosting institution for the grant.
Funding can be use to compensate staff (particularly if leave time from teaching a class occurs), educational materials, honoraria for outside speakers, training, event costs, graphic and/or web development, social media support, video creation and other indirect program costs (print services, equipment, etc.).
Eligibility is for all Protestant ministries in the US and Canada serving emerging young adults (18-30). It is not limited to a particular denomination, and ministries can be either parachurch or congregational based.
Many use “science” to mean the natural sciences, but STEAM projects can address many forms of science, including psychology, mathematics, sociology and medicine along with the natural sciences.  The coupling of science with advocacy or political debate (for example, bioethics, environmentalism, creationism, Intelligent Design) is discouraged.
Thank you for your interest in applying. Our deadline for applications was June 15, 2016. Stay tuned for more details on the projects being funded by our grants.
Yes, all projects must be associated with a non-profit (technically, a 501C3 organization), and thus have a non-profit tax ID number.