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:  LETTERS OF INTENT ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.  APPLICATION PACKETS HAVE BEEN SENT TO APPLICANTS INVITED TO SUBMIT FULL PROPOSALS. THE APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 6/30/16.

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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