We encourage research engaging new questions emerging from recent work done in science and technology. We also welcome research that addresses old questions with fresh eyes. We are interested in scholarship and educational programs that bridge the traditional academic boundaries which disciplines erect, and we welcome projects that engage participants from diverse cultures. We seek to strengthen and expand existing work, but are also open to funding new educational programs and initiatives.
TIF currently supports work in the following four fields of enquiry:
Creation and the World of Science underscores our interest in a wide range of questions related to the origins of the universe and humanity, humanity’s place in the universe and how new discoveries and current theories across a range of disciplines might engage with confessional Christianity in mutually beneficial ways.
Medical Care and Human Dignity highlights TIF’s interest in work that addresses the theological and ethical tensions that emerge in the context of rapidly expanding health care opportunities (and costs), new medical technologies and market-shaped desires for efficiencies. Such changes, with their potential to alter the very nature of health care, have raised questions for families, communities and societies around the world as to how to think of patients in the context of personhood.
Human Flourishing in a Technological World highlights our conviction that Christian ideas of the good must engage the world of technology. Technological advances often impinge on cultures and practices in powerful ways. TIF welcomes proposals that raise and address the complex questions of technological advancement from a variety of disciplines, as well as scholarship that encourages careful reflection on Christians’ involvement and appropriation of technology.
Creation Care affirms our interest in the need for humans to continuously develop an understanding of and approach to care for God’s creation that we inhabit and partake of daily. Toward that end we invite scholarly and educational proposals that address critical local, regional and global questions.