Genetics and Human Agency is a funding initiative sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation and led by Eric Turkheimer of the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia.
We will fund 10-20 three-year projects, emphasizing collaborations between empirical scientists and philosophers, with a maximum of $200,000/year. Acceptance of funding obligates the investigator to travel to three annual meetings in Charlottesville, and to participate in web-based blogging and discussion. Special awards are available for junior investigators and (starting in September, 2016) journalists. Full Requests for Proposals are linked to our home page.
Main Proposal: The PI must have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and be affiliated with an accredited college or university (or be affiliated with another major research institution, such as a hospital). Applicants can only be principal investigator on one proposal for this competition.
Junior Proposal: The PI must be a pre- or post-doctoral student in a graduate program in a related field or a faculty member within six years of PhD, and be affiliated with an accredited college or university (or be affiliated with another major research institution, such as a hospital). The project must be accomplished within a one-year time span. Investigators must be available to attend annual investigator meetings during that period.
Application begins with a submission of a letter of intent using the web-based form linked to our main page. Investigators selected for full proposals will submit applications online (five-page narrative plus supporting materials).
- Letters of Intent: Due 3/4/16
- Invitations for Full Proposals: Issued 4/1/16
- Full Proposals: Due 6/30/16
- Notice of Award: To be issued 8/1/16
- Funding: Estimated 9/1/16 – 11/1/16
- Project Completion: 11/1/19