Board and Stipend
Through the generosity of the Templeton Foundation, the Foundations Seminar is free to Catholic high school teachers recommended by their principal.
Over the course of 8 weeks prior to the event, seminar participants are required to read key texts in religion, philosophy and science and will share their insights in an online forum. A stipend (up to $750), lodging and meals will be provided for up to three teachers per school. Larger teams are invited to attend at a cost of $550 per each additional teacher. Additional participants may also join online via live streaming at no additional cost.
Admitted schools are asked for a deposit for materials of $350 per teacher which is fully refundable upon completion of all seminar requirements. Participants will receive a certificate for up to 100 contact hours of professional development from the University of Notre Dame.
In addition to accommodation in air-conditioned dorm rooms (single occupation) and board, participants will receive an honorarium of $200.
We are able to award a stipend of $600 to up to seven schools who demonstrate an extraordinary effort in integrating an active dialogue between science and religion into their school curricula.
Schools may join with more teachers or administrators for a cost of $390 per person, although no additional honoraria can be awarded.
Admission is on a first come first served basis.