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Human Sciences

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Are planned analyses more reliable than discoveries? A test of the efficacy of preregistration Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia Bethany Teachman $169,909
From reality to representation: Exploring the role of anxiety as a moderator in the development of beliefs about supernatural powers Trustees of Boston University Kathleen Corriveau, Telli Davoodi $234,800
The Evolutionary Dynamics of Religion, Family Size, and Child Success University of Otago John Shaver, Mary Shenk $2,380,604
Faith and Beliefs of “Nonbelievers” Česká křesťanská akademie, z.s. Tomáš Halík, Pavel Hošek $675,888
The transmission of religion across generations: a comparative international study of continuities and discontinuities in family socialization Westfälische Willhelms-Universität Münster Christel Gaertner, Kati Tervo-Niemelä $1,944,155
Certain Religious Beliefs May Foster Resilience in the Face of Economic Adversity Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia Jazmin Brown-Iannuzzi, Will Gervais $153,748


Natural Sciences

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Increasing Complexity: The First Rule of Evolution? The University of Bath Matthew Wills, Marcello Ruta $793,292
The Roots of Gratitude Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes Celia Deane-Drummond, Penny Spikins $218,555


Philosophy and Theology

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Cosmology Beyond Spacetime Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Nicholas Huggett, Christian Wuthrich $599,991
Towards understanding a unified mind University of Amsterdam Yair Pinto, Victor Lamme $805,519

Character Virtue Development

Project Title Grantee(s) Project Leader(s) Grant Amount
Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing Strategic Planning Initiative The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma Nancy Snow $134,366
Martin Institute Emerging Leaders Project Westmont College Samuel Kimbriel, Gary Moon $229,578

Voluntary Family Planning

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A randomized evaluation of scalable interventions to address factors causing fertility to exceed privately desired family size in Burkina Faso Innovations for Poverty Action Seema Jayachandran $390,099

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How We Can Avoid Escalating Arguments September 26, 2019 Futurity Developing the Chicago Center for Practical Wisdom
The Explosive Science of Epigenetics September 26, 2019 Elemental Molecular Etiology of Epigenetic Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease
Philosophers Receive $600K for “Cosmology Beyond Spacetime” September 26, 2019 DailyNous Cosmology Beyond Spacetime
McLean successfully integrates spirituality and religion with mental health treatment September 19, 2019 EurekAlert! Enhancing Practice-Based Evidence for Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapies: An Interdisciplinary Big Data Project
A Famous Argument Against Free Will Has Been Debunked September 10, 2019 The Atlantic Consciousness and Free Will: A Joint Neuroscientific-Philosophical Investigation
Largest-ever ancient-DNA study illuminates millennia of South and Central Asian prehistory September 10, 2019 EurekAlert! The Ancient DNA Atlas of Humanity
Human flourishing in an age of gene editing September 3, 2019 EurekAlert! Gene Editing and Human Flourishing
Complex Birdsongs Help Biologists Piece Together the Evolution of Lifelong Learning September 3, 2019 The Conversation Novel cultural approaches to human evolution


Research Publications

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Theoretical equivalence and duality September 24, 2019 Synthese The Black Hole Initiative: Towards a Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Distinct patterns of thought mediate the link between brain functional connectome and psychological well-being September 8, 2019 bioRxiv Prospective Psychology Stage 2: A Research Competition
The association between Extraversion and well‐being is limited to one facet September 6, 2019 Journal of Personality Well-Being: Investigations in Science, Philosophy, Theology, & Religious Studies
The Value of Character-Based Judgement in the Professional Domain September 5, 2019 Journal of Business Ethics Transformative Britain
Kombucha: a novel model system for cooperation and conflict in a complex multi-species microbial ecosystem September 3, 2019 PeerJ Generous by nature: Need-based transfers and the origins of human cooperation
Absence of a thick atmosphere on the terrestrial exoplanet LHS 3844b September 1, 2019 Nature The Alien Earths Initiative
Scientific Utopia III: Crowdsourcing Science September 1, 2019 Perspectives on Psychological Science Center for Open Science – Openness, integrity, and reproducibility: Aligning scientific practices with scientific values to accelerate discovery