Genetics & Human Agency

A $3.5 million research initiative supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and support from the University of Virginia. The program is led by Eric Turkheimer. We are now accepting letters of intent proposing research in areas relevant to the application of modern genomics to complex human behavior related to values and character development.

UPDATE:  The Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia is offering five $7,500 Genetics and Behavior Journalism Fellowships aimed at early- and mid-career journalists. The fellowship supports ambitious, long-form stories on the broad theme of genetics and behavior. The fellowship was established by Eric Turkheimer, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, and Jonathan Weiner, Maxwell M. Geffen Professor of Medical and Scientific Journalism at Columbia Journalism School. Learn more and apply

Request For Proposals

MAIN REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Three year awards of no more than $200,000 annually.

JUNIOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

One year, renewable awards of no more than $7,500 annually to young investigators.

JOURNALIST REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

One year, renewable awards of no more than $7,500 annually to journalists, funding research and scholarship in the philosophy of behavior genetics.

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