About the Project

The Self, Virtue & Public Life is a three-year research initiative based at the University of Oklahoma. Funded with generous support from the Templeton Religion Trust, the purpose of the project is to:

  1. Support new research on topics related to the self, virtue and public life; and
  2. Integrate outreach on civic virtue into education and community organizations in Oklahoma.

The project period is from September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2021. See below for an overview of the project activities.


Explore the Project's Key Questions
Meet the team

Research Activities

Outreach Activities

This project is made possible by a generous grant from the Templeton Religion Trust

Global Reach

Subaward Application Infographic

Letters of Intent

100 research teams from 79 institutions and 17 countries submitted letters of intent to apply for 10 subawards. Subawards will be announced in May.

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Fellowships

87 early career researchers from 70 institutions and 14 countries applied for our 2019-20 postdoctoral fellowships. 2019-20 Fellows will be announced soon!

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From the Blog

July 16, 2019

Wake Forest University Invites Applications for Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Coordinator

The Department of Psychology and the Program for Character and Leadership at Wake Forest University invite applications for a three-year post-doctoral research fellowship and a three-year research coordinator position beginning in August 2019. We are seeking dynamic, detail-oriented, and interpersonally skilled individuals to play key roles in designing and implementing innovative research on how to help people become the best […]
June 14, 2019

Call for Papers – Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues

An announcement from Greg Peterson (South Dakota State University): Our SDSU Ethics Lab has recently received a South Dakota Humanities Council Grant to support a small workshop on “Populism and the Recovery of the Intellectual Virtues.” The workshop is Sept 25-27, and will feature Heather Battaly (Philosophy, University of Connecticut) and Kirk Hawkins (Political Science, Brigham Young University). For six participants who commit […]
May 1, 2019

Meet Core Project Team Member Christian Miller

CHRISTIAN B. MILLER, PH.D., is the A. C. Reid Professor of Philosophy at Wake Forest University. He is the Philosophy Director of the Beacon Project (www.moralbeacons.org), funded by a $3.9 million grant from Templeton Religion Trust, and is Past Director of the Character Project (www.thecharacterproject.com), funded by $5.6 million in grants from the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation. […]
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