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What are religious experiences and what is their significance? How do we conceptualize the divine? How do religious and spiritual practices affect our health? How are religions and religious communities changing globally?

The Human Sciences department aims to catalyze discovery into Big Questions about human nature, health and well-being, religion and spirituality, and other fundamental aspects of the human experience. The department supports basic and applied scientific research projects from within the social, behavioral, and cognitive sciences, especially those that seek to increase enthusiasm within the academy for neglected topics.

From 2019 to 2023, as part of the Foundation’s commitment to fund twelve Strategic Priorities, the Human Sciences department will be seeking proposals related to the following priorities: Dynamics of Religious Change, Health, Religion, & Spirituality, Intellectual Humility, Religious Cognition, and Science of Virtues. We welcome theory-driven proposals that can accelerate research into these priorities by drawing inspiration from the fields of anthropology, computer science, demography, economics, geography, health sciences, neuroscience, psychology, public health, religious studies, and sociology. We privilege projects that embrace open science best practices.

While the majority of our grantmaking will occur within our strategic priorities, we will continue to accept innovative proposals that fall outside of these priorities in our Open Funding Track. Potential topics that could be a good fit for Human Sciences include—but are not limited to—awe, creativity, forgiveness, future-mindedness, generosity, honesty, hope, imagination, meaning, purpose, religion, well-being, and wisdom. Open track proposals should demonstrate exceptional promise to transform understanding at the frontiers of human knowledge or have high potential to meet critical methodological or conceptual challenges.

Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Byron Johnson, Tyler VanderWeele
Grantee(s): Baylor University
Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Kristina Gordon, Patricia Bamwine
Grantee(s): The University of Tennessee
Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Mark Chaves,
Grantee(s): Duke University
Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Rada Mihalcea, James Pennebaker
Grantee(s): Regents of the University of Michigan
Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Yarrow Dunham
Grantee(s): Yale University
Human Sciences
Project Leader(s): Brian Nosek, Nici Pfeiffer
Grantee(s): Center for Open Science, Inc.