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Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania
05/27/22 11:59 PM EST
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA, Canada, and International PhD students and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with an IHE for psychological studies related to primals. Funding is intended to address the ways in which primals influence psychological processes. Eligible proposals may be made from any psychology subdiscipline (clinical, personality, etc.) and any other discipline (philosophy, history, etc.) as long as the research is empirical and the focus is one or more primals.
Primals—also called “primal world beliefs”—are basic perceptions of the world’s general character. A foundational taxonomic effort recently sought to empirically determine the dimensionality of primals after gathering candidate primals across Twitter, historical texts, and other sources (Clifton et al., 2019; https://tinyurl.com/y4m62r7k). This effort identified 26 hierarchically arranged primal world belief dimensions (some novel) that are normally distributed, stable over time, orthogonal to most demographics, yet strongly correlated to many personality and wellbeing variables. Further, most variation is explained by three higher-order primals: the beliefs the world is overall Safe (vs. dangerous), Enticing (vs. dull), and Alive (vs. mechanistic). The origins and psychological impact of these beliefs are not well understood.
The Primals Project at the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center, with support from the Templeton Religion Trust, is pleased to announce the Primals Research Student Awards for PhD students and post-doctoral trainees only. The main goal is to promote new empirical research exploring how primals are formed, maintained, change, or influence nontrivial outcomes or psychological processes. The second goal is to encourage student 1st author publications in top-tier peer-viewed journals. The Primals Project seeks research that is interesting, catalytic, methodologically rigorous, economical, and publication-oriented.
Multiple awards will be disbursed to awardee institutions during a 12-month period. By the end of that time, Awardees must submit a 500- word report describing completed research, preliminary findings, and publication plans/timeline. One Awardee will then be selected to participate in an expenses-paid, invitation-only conference with leading primals researchers from around the world.
GrantWatch ID#: 202822
Up to $20,000
12 months between Sept. 1, 2022 and Aug. 31, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please email application materials as PDF attachments to Rive Cadwallader, Primals Project Manager: email@example.com
Please send all inquiries to Rive Cadwallader, Primals Project Manager at the above email address.
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