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Recently Approved Grants

Human Sciences

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
What is Religious Experience? Validating and Testing the Inventory of Non-Ordinary ExperiencesUniversity of California Santa BarbaraAnn Taves; Michael Barlev$234,521
Using Self-Reported Religiosity/Spirituality to Predict Mental Health Outcomes and Biological CorrelatesResearch Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.Myrna Weissman; Connie Svob$234,302
Project Amazing Grace Phase 2: Making Sense of GraceBiola UniversityPeter Hill$234,779


Philosophy & Theology

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
When and Why We Explain: Need for Explanation and Tolerance for Mystery in Science and ReligionThe Trustees of Princeton UniversityTania Lombrozo$549,864
LATAM Free Will, Agency, and ResponsibilityUniversidad de los AndesSantiago Amaya; Manuel Vargas$1,210,964
LATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of ReligionUniversity of HoustonLuis Oliveira$1,309,905


Public Engagement

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Ecclesial Theology and the Virtue of ForgivenessSociety for the Advancement of Ecclesial TheologyGerald Hiestand$231,984
Thomistic Evolution and the Defense of Faith and Reason: Engaging Catholic Families, Philosophers, and TheologiansProvidence CollegeNicanor Austriaco$234,465
Science and the Bible ExhibitMuseum of the BibleRena Opert; Jeffrey Kloha$3,620,325


Individual Freedom & Free Markets

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Promoting a Morally-rich Culture of Freedom – Engaging Civil Society Leaders in Latin AmericaActon Institute for the Study of Religion and LibertyAlejandro Chafuen$840,000


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Investigations into the Biology, Philosophy, and Theology of Immortality
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Project to Foster Intellectual Humility and Counter the Psychology of Tribalism
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Cultivating Genius Initiative
A Nationwide, Principles-Based High School Civics Textbook


Grantees in the News

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Parents’ Love Goes a Long WayFebruary 26, 2019Psychology TodayAdvancing Health, Religion, and Spirituality Research from Public Health to End of Life
Is a More Generous Society Possible?February 23, 2019Scientific AmericanGenerous by nature: Need-based transfers and the origins of human cooperation
Fifty years later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbeliefFebruary 18, 2019Religion News ServiceUnderstanding Unbelief
$1.3 Million Grant for Philosophy of Religion in North America, Latin America, UKFebruary 18, 2019Daily NousLATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of Religion
Effective self-control strategies involve much more than willpower, research showsFebruary 14, 2019EurekAlert!Situational Strategies for Self-Control
This trait could be key to a lasting romanceFebruary 14, 2019The ConversationHumility and Forgiveness: The Role of Social Relations among Three Ethnic Groups
Bigger teams aren’t always better in science and techFebruary 13, 2019EurekAlert! Metaknowledge Network: Knowledge About Knowledge to Answer the Big Questions
USC’s spiritual exemplars project to uncover stories of hopeFebruary 13, 2019Religion News Service Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality
$1.2 Million for Free Will Project in ColombiaFebruary 11, 2019Daily Nous LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer’s, age-associated disordersFebruary 6, 2019ScienceDailyParallel Genomics: Functional cartography of extrachromosomal DNA
Physicists uncover the topological origin of surface electromagnetic wavesFebruary 5, 2019WebWireExploring ways to use temporal correlations in quantum mechanics


Research Publications

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Hachimoji DNA and RNA: A genetic system with eight building blocksFebruary 28, 2019ScienceChemistry to Life
Humility, Relational Spirituality, and Well-being among Religious Leaders: A Moderated Mediation ModelFebruary 15, 2019Journal of Religion and HealthDeveloping Humility in Leadership
An integrative intervention for cultivating gratitude among adolescents and young adultsFebruary 14, 2019The Journal of Positive PsychologyExpanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude Phase Two
The psychological study of religion and spirituality in a disaster context: A systematic reviewFebruary 7, 2019Psychological TraumaEarth as a School: Finding Meaning, Relating to God, and Experiencing Growth After a Natural Disaster
Adult outcomes of childhood disruptive disorders in offspring of depressed and healthy parentsFebruary 1, 2019Journal of Affective DisordersUnderstanding the Role of Belief in the Resilience of Families at Risk for Depression: Religion, Brain Structure and Function