Grants and Awards

Recognition and support for the work that many people endeavor to do in the noetic fields is often in short supply. Many brilliant people are given little opportunity to contribute to the field, and many individuals dedicated to bettering the world through service go unnoticed. The Institute of Noetic Sciences attempts, in some measure, to rectify this situation by encouraging altruism and creativity through the Temple Awards.

Nominations Now Open for the 19th Temple Awards!

The deadline for nominations for the 2015 Awards is January 2, 2015.
The 19th Temple Awards for Creative Altruism will be presented at the
IONS International Conference, July 22–26, 2015, in Oak Brook, Illinois


Administered through the office of the IONS President, through the graciousness of the financial support of two longtime Board members, Paul and Diane Temple, the Temple Awards are given out biennially. For twelve years, the Temple Awards for Creative Altruism have been presented by the institute to one or more individuals or organizations whose work embodies the inspirational light of unselfish service motivated by love. The $25,000 award fund sponsored by IONS board members Paul Temple and Diane Temple is divided among recipients selected by an independent jury.

Click here to download a nomination form. (PDF)

Read about previous recipients of this award.

For more information on the Temple Awards, contact Rose Welch at 707.779.8214 or via email.

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