The projects listed below were chosen in two rounds of an RFP competition that started in January, 2009. In all, we received more than 600 proposals from 39 countries and gave out almost $3 million in research funding. In the first round, we received 325 initial proposals and chose 17 of those to invite for full proposal. We then chose four from among the final 17 to fund. In the second round, we received 327 initial proposals and chose 27 of those to invite for full proposal. We then chose nine from among the final 27 to fund.
Projects Funded in the First Round RFP
The Causes, Manifestations and Consequences of Generosity, Christian Smith, Sociology, University of Notre Dame
The Inherent Sociality of Generosity and Altruism, James Andreoni, Economics, University of California, San Diego
The Social Contagion of Generosity, Nicholas Christakis, Sociology, Harvard University
The Family Cycle of Kindness and Generosity, Ariel Knafo, Psychology, Hebrew University
Religious Institutions and Generosity: Catholicism and Islam, Carolyn Warner, Political Science, Arizona State University