Yesterday, the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center announced the Templeton Positive Neuroscience Awards and a new research initiative aimed at understanding how the brain enables flourishing.
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, up to 20 two-year grants averaging $200,000 will be awarded to scientists worldwide pursuing research projects at the intersection of neuroscience and Positive Psychology.
Research topics of interest include neuroscientific explorations of:
• Virtue, strength and positive emotion
• Exceptional abilities
• Meaning and positive purpose
• Decisions, values, and free will
• Religious belief, prayer, and meditation
To be eligible for the Awards, applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent at the time of application and be no more than ten years beyond their doctorate or post-doctoral education. The official announcement and application details for this opportunity can be found on the Positive Neuroscience Website: www.posneuroscience.org.