Research Grants

To support research on the self, virtue and public life, approximately 10 new research projects will be funded

The Self, Virtue & Public Life will fund ten new research projects at approximately $190,000 per project. Projects must focus on themes related to the self, virtue and public life. Research teams must be interdisciplinary and meet the requirements of "Deep Integration," as defined in the Request for Proposals.

Subawards will begin on August 1, 2019 and end on May 31, 2021. Awardees will participate in two grant-sponsored conferences to share their research, and may be invited to submit contributions to a special journal issue.

Letters of Intent are due December 1, 2018. Full proposal invitations will be issued by January 15, 2019. Full proposals will be due March 15, 2019. Award notifications will be sent by May 15, 2019, and grants will begin August 1, 2019. Please see the Request for Proposals for further details.

Letters of intent and full proposals will be submitted through an online portal that will be linked to this webpage closer to the submission deadline.

Subaward application process


December 1, 2018

Letters of Intent (LOI) due; reviewed by project directors

January 15, 2019

Approximately 20 teams invited to submit full proposals.

March 15, 2019

Full proposals due; reviewed by project directors & external reviewers

May 15, 2019

Final decisions issued; grants begin August 1, 2019; end May 31, 2021