Research Tracks

A publication of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Baylor University

Funding opportunity: The Self, Motivation & Virtue Project


Marquette University, with a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, has announced a new research initiative to promote collaboration between scientists and humanities scholars on the topics of the self, motivation, and virtue. Approximately ten research proposals of $190,000 each will be funded through this initiative.

Successful teams will be comprised of at least one humanities scholar and one scientist who are fully and equally invested in the research project from its inception to its completion. The aim of the program is to encourage awardees to think outside of their own disciplinary perspectives, and to broaden their research horizons in ways conducive to creative collaborations and results.  Research collaborations between younger and more established scholars are especially encouraged.

Awards are intended to support research from September 1, 2015 through May 31, 2017 (two academic years and one summer).

More information, the full request for proposals and application instructions are available on the Self, Motivation & Virtue Project website. Letters of intent are due no later than November 15, 2014, and must be submitted online. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only, and will be due no later than June 1, 2015. Contact with questions about the program.

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