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Recently Approved Grants

Human Sciences

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Religion as a Source of Social and Moral Development: Evidence from the Pentecostal Revolution in AfricaLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceNathan Nunn, Jonathan Weigel$233,984
Religion and Social Change over Two Centuries: Mapping the Activities of the Catholic Church from Documents in the Vatican Secret ArchiveBaylor UniversityJuan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Robert Woodberry$231,955
What shall we call God? An investigation of the role of metaphor in religious cognition.University of HoustonAdam Fetterman, Brian Meier$135,705
The Scientific Study of Religious Cognition in BrazilIndiana UniversityKevin Ladd$234,772


Natural Sciences

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Bringing the EES to the ClassroomUniversity Court of the University of St AndrewsKevin Laland, Tobias Uller$200,950
Universal growth laws in the chemistry of life processesUniversity of MassachusettsJason Green$234,800
Revealing the Role of Culture in the Emergence and Distinctiveness of Homo sapiensBerkeley Geochronology CenterPaul Renne$1,182,866


Philosophy and Theology

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
New Visions in Theological Anthropology: Engaging with the Behavioral SciencesUniversity Court of the University of St AndrewsJohn Perry$2,731,739
Supporting Constructive Research on the Existence of God in Spanish-Speaking Latin AmericaPontificia Universidad Catolica de ChileJosé Tomás Alvarado$231,566
Supporting Future Science-Engaged Analytic Theologians in GermanyKatholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GermanyBenedikt Göcke$206,400


Public Engagement

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Integrating Science and Faith at Catholic High Schools NationwideUniversity of Notre DameChristopher Baglow$1,022,318
Engaging the Church and the World through BioLogos Conferences and EventsBioLogos Foundation IncDeborah Haarsma, David Buller$365,905
The Idea of a University: Pilot Program on Faith and ScienceThe Foundation For Excellence In Higher Education, Inc.Mitchell Muncy$234,800


Character Virtue Development

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Advancing the scientific understanding and practice of intellectual humilityOpenMind Platform, Inc.Jonathan Haidt, Caroline Mehl$2,605,324
From “me” to “we”: Children’s attention to kindness, caring, and consideration for others through perspective shifts in languageRegents of the University of MichiganSusan Gelman$232,778


Individual Freedom and Free Markets

Project TitleGrantee(s)Project Leader(s)Grant Amount
Exploring the Role of Freedom in Human ProgressCato InstituteIan Vasquez$1,470,551
Creating jobs and alleviating poverty through business support in IndonesiaTransformational Business Network InternationalReuben Coulter, Melvyn Mak$204,562


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Rediscovering the Greek Revolution’s Roots in Classical Liberalism
Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life


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Elusive atomic-scale magnetic ‘signal’ in a Mott insulator revealedOctober 22, 2019ScienceDailyMajorana fermions (MF) creation, braiding and fusion
Novel study documents marked slowdown of cell division rates in old ageOctober 22, 2019EurekaAlert!Novel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.
Emory psychologist examines whether ‘intellectual humility’ can temper political, religious polarizationOctober 17, 2019Emory News CenterIntellectual Humility: Implications for Political and Religious Polarization
More Evidence for ctDNA’s Potential Role in Colon CancerOctober 17, 2019MedPage TodayNovel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.
Young children have intuitions of great teachers, Stanford researchers findOctober 14, 2019Stanford News ServiceVarieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology
Are You Psychologically Farsighted–And Why It MattersOctober 10, 2019ForbesVirtue Research: Collation and Distillation
Why Religious Freedom Matters for Human FlourishingOctober 8, 2019StreamReligious Freedom: Communicating the Moral Foundations of Freedom and Human Flourishing
The Fast Track to a Life Well Lived is Feeling GratefulOctober 5, 2019Thrive GlobalAeon Magazine – 24-month publishing program focussed on Science and the Big Questions
CRISPR technology reveals secret in monarchs’ survivalOctober 2, 2019EurekaAlert!Coevolution, convergence, and the origins of biodiversity


Research Publications

Article TitleDatePublicationRelated Project Title
Aging and the wandering brain: Age-related differences in the neural correlates of stimulus-independent thoughtsOctober 15, 2019PLoS ONE Advancing the Science of Imagination: Toward an “Imagination Quotient”
Idealizations and Understanding: Much Ado About Nothing?October 2, 2019Australasian Journal of PhilosophyIntellectual Humility in Public Discourse
How We Know What Not To ThinkOctober 1, 2019Trends in Cognitive SciencesReasoning in moral thought and action
Epigenetics in the public sphere: interdisciplinary perspectivesOctober 1, 2019Environmental EpigeneticsA chance to equality in health: Is people’s health determined by ancestral environmental exposures?
Cosmology of minimal varying Lambda theoriesOctober 1, 2019Physical Review DThe irreversibility of time
The gradual development of the preference for natural environmentsOctober 1, 2019Journal of Environmental PsychologyDeveloping the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Neurofeedback helps to reveal a relationship between context reinstatement and memory retrievalOctober 1, 2019NeuroImageToward a Scientific Understanding of the Human Capacity for Cognitive Control