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

We are pleased to announce that we have selected the five journalism awards from a large and exciting group of applications. Under the direction of Jonathan Weiner of the Columbia School of Journalism and the science journalist Tim Requarth, we have selected five awardees who will pursue long-form journalism on subjects at the interface of genetics and complex human behavior.  We are very excited to have them join the GHA project, and look forward to the work they will produce.

For more information on the funded projects

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.

GHA Project Activities

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