Theology of Science Mini-Grants

In 2021, Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut was awarded a seed grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion (DoSER) program in their Science in Seminaries project.

The title of our project is “Assessing Contemporary Science in the Light of Faith.” It will teach non-scientist faculty members at the college how to articulate developments in current research in biological or biochemical fields. Participants will read scientific papers and review how to classify the papers’ conclusions as neutral, contradictory, or consistent with the tenets of their Catholic faith.

Workshop topics include:

$500 Mini-Grants

How to Submit a Proposal

Faculty members are encouraged to watch the workshop videos and think about how to integrate science into the philosophy and theology curriculum. Holy Apostles College & Seminary faculty are eligible for a mini-grant to integrate the theology of science into one of their courses. Suggestions for integration include:

  • Add a lesson to a theology about one of the workshop topics. For example, a lesson on Christianity and the history of science, why the scientific method is unique to humans, how doctrine helps guide scientific investigation, how science needs divine revelation to accurately interpret scientific conclusions in the greater context of truth and reality, how science, philosophy, and theology can be reunited.
  • Invite a scientist to give a guest lecture to a class or an extra seminar related to the course material. This can be a webinar through Zoom, Google Meets, or some other service. A lecture could even be recorded.
  • Use the curriculum resources from AAAS’s DoSER program to enhance one of your courses.
  • Incorporate some of the concepts in the workshops into your courses in creative ways.