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Human Sciences

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
What is Religious Experience? Validating and Testing the Inventory of Non-Ordinary Experiences University of California Santa Barbara Ann Taves; Michael Barlev $234,521
Using Self-Reported Religiosity/Spirituality to Predict Mental Health Outcomes and Biological Correlates Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. Myrna Weissman; Connie Svob $234,302
Project Amazing Grace Phase 2: Making Sense of Grace Biola University Peter Hill $234,779


Philosophy & Theology

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
When and Why We Explain: Need for Explanation and Tolerance for Mystery in Science and Religion The Trustees of Princeton University Tania Lombrozo $549,864
LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility Universidad de los Andes Santiago Amaya; Manuel Vargas $1,210,964
LATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of Religion University of Houston Luis Oliveira $1,309,905


Public Engagement

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Ecclesial Theology and the Virtue of Forgiveness Society for the Advancement of Ecclesial Theology Gerald Hiestand $231,984
Thomistic Evolution and the Defense of Faith and Reason: Engaging Catholic Families, Philosophers, and Theologians Providence College Nicanor Austriaco $234,465
Science and the Bible Exhibit Museum of the Bible Rena Opert; Jeffrey Kloha $3,620,325


Individual Freedom & Free Markets

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Promoting a Morally-rich Culture of Freedom – Engaging Civil Society Leaders in Latin America Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty Alejandro Chafuen $840,000


Recently Featured Grants

Investigations into the Biology, Philosophy, and Theology of Immortality
New Project to Extend the Digital Reach of Classical Liberal Ideas
Project to Foster Intellectual Humility and Counter the Psychology of Tribalism
The Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Cultivating Genius Initiative
A Nationwide, Principles-Based High School Civics Textbook


Grantees in the News

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
Parents’ Love Goes a Long Way February 26, 2019 Psychology Today Advancing Health, Religion, and Spirituality Research from Public Health to End of Life
Is a More Generous Society Possible? February 23, 2019 Scientific American Generous by nature: Need-based transfers and the origins of human cooperation
Fifty years later, Catholic Church reckons again with unbelief February 18, 2019 Religion News Service Understanding Unbelief
$1.3 Million Grant for Philosophy of Religion in North America, Latin America, UK February 18, 2019 Daily Nous LATAM Bridges in the Epistemology of Religion
Effective self-control strategies involve much more than willpower, research shows February 14, 2019 EurekAlert! Situational Strategies for Self-Control
This trait could be key to a lasting romance February 14, 2019 The Conversation Humility and Forgiveness: The Role of Social Relations among Three Ethnic Groups
Bigger teams aren’t always better in science and tech February 13, 2019 EurekAlert! Metaknowledge Network: Knowledge About Knowledge to Answer the Big Questions
USC’s spiritual exemplars project to uncover stories of hope February 13, 2019 Religion News Service Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality
$1.2 Million for Free Will Project in Colombia February 11, 2019 Daily Nous LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer’s, age-associated disorders February 6, 2019 ScienceDaily Parallel Genomics: Functional cartography of extrachromosomal DNA
Physicists uncover the topological origin of surface electromagnetic waves February 5, 2019 WebWire Exploring ways to use temporal correlations in quantum mechanics


Research Publications

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
Hachimoji DNA and RNA: A genetic system with eight building blocks February 28, 2019 Science Chemistry to Life
Humility, Relational Spirituality, and Well-being among Religious Leaders: A Moderated Mediation Model February 15, 2019 Journal of Religion and Health Developing Humility in Leadership
An integrative intervention for cultivating gratitude among adolescents and young adults February 14, 2019 The Journal of Positive Psychology Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude Phase Two
The psychological study of religion and spirituality in a disaster context: A systematic review February 7, 2019 Psychological Trauma Earth 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 parents February 1, 2019 Journal of Affective Disorders Understanding the Role of Belief in the Resilience of Families at Risk for Depression: Religion, Brain Structure and Function