Wake Forest University, with the help of a very generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, welcomes proposals for the “The Honesty Project” funding initiative. We aim to support scholars working on the study of honesty, especially early career-scholars who often have new and interesting ideas but who have not yet benefited from traditional funding sources. However, more senior investigators are also strongly encouraged to apply.
This $1.4 million dollar RFP is aimed at empirical studies designed to identify the determinants of honesty, the requirements for honesty, the degree to which people are honest, the consequences of honesty for relationships, groups, organizations, and institutions, and the reception of honesty. Proposals can request between $50,000 and $200,000 for projects not to exceed two years in duration. We hope to make 7 to 10 awards.
We welcome empirical projects from all scientific fields. We particularly envision applicants from psychology (personality, social, and developmental), organizational behavior, economics, and political science in particular, but other fields as well. Interdisciplinary teams of psychologists working with faculty in other disciplines, especially philosophy, are encouraged (but team-based proposals are not required).
Fellowship Directors: William Fleeson, R. Michael Furr, and Eranda Jayawickreme, Wake Forest University, and Taya Cohen, Carnegie Mellon University.