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Human Sciences

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Understanding How Brains Represent God: A Representational Similarity Approach Georgetown University Adam Green; Jordan Grafman $924,459
Religion and physical and mental health among elderly in a predominantly Muslim and multicultural community: the causal linkages Monash University Malaysia Daniel Reidpath; Pascale Allotey $168,837

Philosophy & Theology

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Time and Freedom: Reconciling the transcendent view with the view through the eyes of the participant in history Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Jenann Ismael $85,563
Renovatio, Phase II: Growth Stage Zaytuna College Hamza Yusuf $233,824
Evidence, Rationality, and Religious Beliefs Universidade Estadual de Campinas Felipe Miguel; Fábio Bertato $106,033


Public Engagement

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Ramping ORBITER Magazine Toward Scalability Sword and Spoon Workshop Clare Cole $234,346
TNP 2019: Prime Talent The Nantucket Project Academy Daniel Honan $233,950
TNP Academy 2019 Program The Nantucket Project Academy Jenelle Wooldridge $232,722
Greater Good in Education: GGSC Toolkit for Teachers Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Dacher Keltner; Jason Marsh $692,384
Building Online Resources for Scientists and Philosophers Communicating with the ‘General Reader’ Northeastern University Lisa Feldman Barrett; David DeSteno $181,861
Academic Ideas in the Public Sphere: Teaching Scientists and Philosophers How to Communicate with the ‘General Reader’ Northeastern University David DeSteno; Lisa Feldman Barrett $234,439
Expanding Big Questions Debate National Forensic League Nicole Wanzer-Serrano $2,499,257


Individual Freedom & Free Markets

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Greece 2021: Bicentennial of the Liberal Revolution Center for Liberal Studies – Markos Dragoumis Alexander Skouras; Aristides Hatzis $230,778


Recently Featured Grants

$1.2M Project to Expand Latin American Philosophical Work
Templeton-Backed Scientists Unveil First-Ever Image of Black Hole
John Templeton Foundation Awards $15.5M for Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity


Grantees in the News

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
Researchers see health effects across generations from popular weed killer April 23, 2019 ScienceDaily Epigenetic Diagnostics for Preventative Medicine
Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head April 23, 2019 Vanderbilt University Genesis of Genius and Unleashing Its Creative Force: A 40-year Longitudinal Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth
Templeton Foundation Awards $15.5 Million for Ancient DNA Research April 19, 2019 Philanthropy News Digest The Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity
New Museum of the Bible exhibit to explore relationship between science and the Bible April 15, 2019 The Christian Post Science and the Bible Exhibit
Scientists reveal the first image of a supermassive black hole April 10, 2019 The Washington Post The Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Darkness Visible, Finally: Astronomers Capture First Ever Image of a Black Hole April 10, 2019 The New York Times The Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research
University of Houston professor seeks to build bridges of understanding about God April 5, 2019 Houston Chronicle LATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of Religion
Clinicians, public health experts should focus on helping people flourish, article says April 2, 2019 The Harvard Gazette Religion and human flourishing – new empirical approaches


Research Publications

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
The life history of learning: Demographic structure changes cultural outcomes April 30, 2019 PLoS Computational Biology Novel cultural approaches to human evolution
Incidence and distribution of UroSEEK gene panel in a multi-institutional cohort of bladder urothelial carcinoma April 25, 2019 Modern Pathology Novel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.
The Long-Lasting Effects of Family and Childhood on Adult Wellbeing: Evidence from British Cohort Data April 18, 2019 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization Programme on the enjoyment of life and virtuous behaviour: their determinants and actions to influence them
A values-alignment intervention protects adolescents from the effects of food marketing April 15, 2019 Nature Human Behavior Enhancing the Human Experience through Behavioral Science: New Paths to Purpose
ETDB-Caltech: A blockchain-based distributed public database for electron tomography April 15, 2019 PLoS One Boundaries of Life Initiative: seeking fundamental advances in the nature, origins and limits of life
Religiosity and health: A global comparative study April 11, 2019 SSM – Population Health Linking spirituality and religiosity to life and health expectancy: A global comparative study
The where of bodily awareness April 8, 2019 Synthese Knowledge Beyond Natural Science
CREDs, CRUDs, and Catholic Scandals Experimentally examining the effects of religious paragon behaviour on co-religionist belief April 3, 2019 Religion, Brain, and Behavior Scientific Study of Non-Religious Belief
Understanding Unbelief
How to resurrect ancestral proteins as proxies for ancient biogeochemistry April 2, 2019 Free Radical Biology and Medicine Molecular insights into historical constraints on evolution
To “See” Is to Feel Grateful? A Quasi-Signal Detection Analysis of Romantic Partners’ Sacrifices April 1, 2019 Social Psychological and Personality Science Greater Good in Education: GGSC Toolkit for Teachers