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Human Sciences

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Religion as a Source of Social and Moral Development: Evidence from the Pentecostal Revolution in Africa London School of Economics and Political Science Nathan 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 Archive Baylor University Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Robert Woodberry $231,955
What shall we call God? An investigation of the role of metaphor in religious cognition. University of Houston Adam Fetterman, Brian Meier $135,705
The Scientific Study of Religious Cognition in Brazil Indiana University Kevin Ladd $234,772


Natural Sciences

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Bringing the EES to the Classroom University Court of the University of St Andrews Kevin Laland, Tobias Uller $200,950
Universal growth laws in the chemistry of life processes University of Massachusetts Jason Green $234,800
Revealing the Role of Culture in the Emergence and Distinctiveness of Homo sapiens Berkeley Geochronology Center Paul Renne $1,182,866


Philosophy and Theology

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
New Visions in Theological Anthropology: Engaging with the Behavioral Sciences University Court of the University of St Andrews John Perry $2,731,739
Supporting Constructive Research on the Existence of God in Spanish-Speaking Latin America Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile José Tomás Alvarado $231,566
Supporting Future Science-Engaged Analytic Theologians in Germany Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany Benedikt Göcke $206,400


Public Engagement

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


Character Virtue Development

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Advancing the scientific understanding and practice of intellectual humility OpenMind 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 language Regents of the University of Michigan Susan Gelman $232,778


Individual Freedom and Free Markets

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Exploring the Role of Freedom in Human Progress Cato Institute Ian Vasquez $1,470,551
Creating jobs and alleviating poverty through business support in Indonesia Transformational Business Network International Reuben Coulter, Melvyn Mak $204,562


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Grantees in the News

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Elusive atomic-scale magnetic ‘signal’ in a Mott insulator revealed October 22, 2019 ScienceDaily Majorana fermions (MF) creation, braiding and fusion
Novel study documents marked slowdown of cell division rates in old age October 22, 2019 EurekaAlert! 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 polarization October 17, 2019 Emory News Center Intellectual Humility: Implications for Political and Religious Polarization
More Evidence for ctDNA’s Potential Role in Colon Cancer October 17, 2019 MedPage Today Novel paradigm in cancer etiology, its relationship with aging, and novel methods for cancer early detection.
Young children have intuitions of great teachers, Stanford researchers find October 14, 2019 Stanford News Service Varieties of Understanding: New Perspectives from Psychology, Philosophy, and Theology
Are You Psychologically Farsighted–And Why It Matters October 10, 2019 Forbes Virtue Research: Collation and Distillation
Why Religious Freedom Matters for Human Flourishing October 8, 2019 Stream Religious Freedom: Communicating the Moral Foundations of Freedom and Human Flourishing
The Fast Track to a Life Well Lived is Feeling Grateful October 5, 2019 Thrive Global Aeon Magazine – 24-month publishing program focussed on Science and the Big Questions
CRISPR technology reveals secret in monarchs’ survival October 2, 2019 EurekaAlert! Coevolution, convergence, and the origins of biodiversity


Research Publications

Article Title Date Publication Related Project Title
Aging and the wandering brain: Age-related differences in the neural correlates of stimulus-independent thoughts October 15, 2019 PLoS ONE Advancing the Science of Imagination: Toward an “Imagination Quotient”
Idealizations and Understanding: Much Ado About Nothing? October 2, 2019 Australasian Journal of Philosophy Intellectual Humility in Public Discourse
How We Know What Not To Think October 1, 2019 Trends in Cognitive Sciences Reasoning in moral thought and action
Epigenetics in the public sphere: interdisciplinary perspectives October 1, 2019 Environmental Epigenetics A chance to equality in health: Is people’s health determined by ancestral environmental exposures?
Cosmology of minimal varying Lambda theories October 1, 2019 Physical Review D The irreversibility of time
The gradual development of the preference for natural environments October 1, 2019 Journal of Environmental Psychology Developing the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
Neurofeedback helps to reveal a relationship between context reinstatement and memory retrieval October 1, 2019 NeuroImage Toward a Scientific Understanding of the Human Capacity for Cognitive Control