March 25, 2019

Eighty-Seven Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Received

The Self, Virtue & Public Life will fund four research fellowships for early-career researchers. Two fellowships will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year, and two for 2020-21. For our 2019-20 postdoctoral fellowships, we received 87 applications from scholars representing 70 institutions, 14 countries, and 25 specializations. Our 2019-20 postdoctoral fellows will be announced soon, and will officially join the team […]
February 6, 2019

Linda Zagzebski’s Persian Translation of “Virtues of the Mind” Receives Prestigious Award

In 1996, professor of philosophy Linda Zagzebski published Virtues of the Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Virtue and the Ethical Foundations of Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 1996). The book quickly became a landmark work in contemporary epistemology, and has been translated into multiple languages over the past decade. The Persian edition, translated by Amirhossein Khodaparast, recently won Iran’s Book of […]
January 28, 2019
William Frick

Meet Core Project Team Member William Frick

WILLIAM C. FRICK, PH.D., is the Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. He is the founding director of the Center for Leadership Ethics and Change, an affiliate body of the international Consortium for the Study of Leadership and Ethics in Education (CSLEE) of […]
January 7, 2019

Project co-Directors Present Research on Empathy

In September 2018, Self, Virtue and Public Life directors Nancy Snow and Darcia Narvaez participated in a webinar conference titled, “Empathy and Emotions in Morality, Communication, and Human Life.” Snow presented a paper on “Compassion, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior.” A video of that presentation is available below. Narvaez presented research on “Ethogenesis: Darwin’s ‘Moral Sense’, Early Experience and Moral Mindsets,” […]
December 14, 2018
Letters of Intent Infographic

One Hundred Letters of Intent Collected for Research Grants

In 2019 we will award 10 research grants of approximately $190,00 each. These grants will advance our goal of fostering innovative, interdisciplinary research on topics related to the self, virtue and public life. We have now completed the first step toward awarding those grants. We received 100 letters of intent representing 79 institutions (43 in the U.S. and 36 abroad) and […]
November 27, 2018
Jean Venier

Michael Spezio and Team Find Humility is Key to Flourishing Communities and Functioning Democracy

Featured Image: Jean Venier, founder of l’Arche and recipient of the 2015 Templeton Prize. Photo by Elodie Perriot. Copyright 2011. Used with permission. In 2016 the Self, Motivation and Virtue Project awarded a research grant to Michael Spezio (Scripps College) and Robert Roberts (Baylor University) to explore models of humility in “stable communities of care, forgiveness, and reconciliation.” The team’s research included extensive […]
November 14, 2018
Bizzell Reading Room

Now Accepting Applications for Two Postdoctoral Fellowships

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for two, nine-month postdoctoral research fellowships. Significant research focus must be on issues related to the self, civic virtue and public life broadly construed. The fellowships will begin on August 16, 2019 and end on May 15, 2020. Those already in temporary or tenure-track positions are welcome to apply to spend […]
November 10, 2018
Student sitting on bench at OU

Letter of Intent Submission Portal

The letter of intent submission portal is now open! We are grateful to the team at the University of Oklahoma’s One University Store for building the portal. If you encounter problems submitting a letter of intent, please contact us at flourish@ou.edu.
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