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Recently Approved Grants

Human Sciences

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Modeling Religious Change
Old Dominion University Research FoundationSaikou Diallo; Wesley Wildman$3,998,981
Advancing Interprofessional Spiritual Care in Clinical SettingsGeorge Washington UniversityChristina Puchalski; George Fitchett$233,687
Purpose, Legacy, and Love: The Enduring Power of Connecting the GenerationsCivic VenturesMarc Freedman; Eunice Lin Nichols$4,500,000

 

Natural Sciences

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Leiden UniversityLarissa Mendoza Straffon$205,957
Planning Grant for ‘Supporting Structures: Innovative Partnerships to Develop the Future of Bench Science at Christian Liberal Arts Institutions’CCCU-UKStan Rosenberg$234,797

 

Philosophy and Theology

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
William Whitney- ACT Fellowship ApplicationAzusa Pacific UniversityWilliam Whitney$219,915
A New Philosophy of Symmetry: Gauge, Composition, and Empirical ContentUniversity of Notre DameNicholas Teh; James Read$230,503
Humility in Inquiry: Foundations and New DirectionsFordham UniversityNathan Ballantyne; Norbert Schwarz$3,412,760
Evolution, ethics, and human origins: A deep-time perspective on human moralitySt Louis UniversityHelen De Cruz; Johan De Smedt$61,319
The Muslim Worldview, creating tools for spiritual development and renewal in the secular ageThe Oasis Initiative FoundationFaisal Ghias; Sana Syed$232,800

 

Public Engagement

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Science for Nuns and Monks: Independent DocumentaryUniversity of California Santa BarbaraKum-Kum Bhavnani$234,735
Fifth International Vatican Conference – Exploring the Mind, Body and SoulCura FoundationTomasz Trafny; Robin L. Smith$750,000
Expanding the Dialogue: Reaching a New Generation of University Audiences with Science and the Big QuestionsVeritas Forum Inc.Andrew Schuman$2,482,512

 

Character Virtue Development

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Development of an Intensive Measurement Instrument for Measuring Adolescent Youth Purpose and Related Virtues in High School StudentsAmerican Institutes for Research in the Behavioral SciencesJuliette Berg$234,800
The Character and Virtue Development in Youth Ministry (CVDYM) ProjectFuller Theological SeminaryKara Powell; Tyler Greenway$1,394,471
Mental Healthcare, Virtue, and Human FlourishingTrustees of Boston UniversitySteven Sandage; Jesse Owen$2,023,012

 

Individual Freedom & Free Markets

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Constitutional AmbassadorsNational Constitution CenterJeffrey Rosen; Kerry Sautner$2,500,000

 

Recently Featured Grants

Bringing the EES to the Classroom
The CHOP Center to Promote Adolescent Health, Character, and Well Being: A Research, Translation, and Dissemination Initiative
Greater Good in Education: GGSC Toolkit for Teachers
Q&A: Five Questions with Matt Warner

 

Grantees in the News

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Guest opinion: Healthy religion is good for American familiesFebruary 29, 2020DeseretNewsPew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project Phase V
Speakers for 2020 ‘Expanding Empathy’ lecture series announcedFebruary 26, 2020Penn State NewsNudging Empathy: Harnessing Motivation to Create Sustainable Empathic Choices
Çatalhöyük — Ancient Land Of Peace And EgalitarianismFebruary 22, 2020MediumConsciousness and creativity in the Neolithic at Çatalhöyük, Turkey
Middle-Aged Americans Are Getting SqueezedFebruary 20, 2020The National InterestThe Pathways to Character Project
How the ‘Gratitude Effect’ Can Reshape Your Life and Its DirectionFebruary 14, 2020EntrepreneurExpanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude Phase Two
New Research Finds That Character Counts In College AdmissionFebruary 13, 2020ForbesBuilding Virtues through College Admissions: Developing Effective, Authentic Assessments that Positively Motivate Student Behavior
Two $900K grants will allow physicists to test for electron electric dipole momentFebruary 5, 2020Education News CanadaSmall-Scale Fundamental Physics Block Grant
Just a Couple of Science Funders Trying to Unravel the Mysteries of the UniverseFebruary 3, 2020Inside PhilanthropyThe Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Competing Renewal

 

Research Publications

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Facilitating open-science with realistic fMRI simulation: validation and applicationFebruary 19, 2020PeerJToward a Scientific Understanding of the Human Capacity for Cognitive Control
Historical comparison of gender inequality in scientific careers across countries and disciplinesFebruary 18, 2020Proceedings of the National Academy of SciencesUsing Big Data to Quantify and Cultivate Genius
Do readiness potentials happen all the time?February 1, 2020NeuroImageConsciousness and Free Will: A Joint Neuroscientific-Philosophical Investigation
The role of Hope in subsequent health and well-being for older adults: An outcome-wide longitudinal approachFebruary 1, 2020Global EpidemiologyReligion and human flourishing – new empirical approaches
Confabulation, Rationalisation and MoralityFebruary 1, 2020TopoiHope and Optimism: Conceptual and Empirical Investigations
Epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of parent-of-origin allelic transmission of outcross pathology and sperm epimutationsFebruary 1, 2020Developmental BiologyEpigenetic Diagnostics for Preventative Medicine
Distinguishing cognitive effort and working memory load using scale-invariance and alpha suppression in EEGFebruary 1, 2020NeuroImageDeveloping the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Livestock faecal indicators for animal management, penning, foddering and dung use in early agricultural built environments in the Konya Plain, Central AnatoliaFebruary 1, 2020Archaeological and Anthropological SciencesConsciousness and creativity at the dawn of settled life: the test-case of Çatalhöyük