From 2005-2011, the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise honored young scholars. The Award was a cooperation of FIIT Heidelberg
and the John Templeton Foundation
. The awards were presented in the Awards Ceremony at Heidelberg University. The winners were chosen by a diverse awards committee of distinguished scholars from different continents. They represent various major faith traditions as well as a variety of academic fields, such as Theology, the Natural Sciences, Ethics, History, and Philosophy. The John Templeton Award for Theological Promise was discontinued in 2011. Its successor is the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise, funded by the Manfred Lautenschlaeger-Stiftung (Manfred Lautenschlaeger Foundation).