Last summer, Daniel Haybron (St. Louis University) was awarded $5.1 million for a three year project on happiness and well-being, most of it from the John Templeton Foundation. The project launched an interdisciplinary grant competition, the winners of which were just announced. Of three hundred applicants, twenty-one teams received awards together totaling $3.3 million.
A number of philosophers are included among the winners. They’re listed below, along with links to descriptions of their projects.
- Erik Angner (Stockholm University) – Philosophy and the Science of Happiness
- Alfred Archer (Tilburg University) – The Moral Psychology of Inequality and its Impact on Well-Being
- Lorraine Besser (Middlebury College) – What is a Good Life? A Happy Life, a Perfectionist Life, or a Psychologically Rich Life?
- Michael Bishop (Florida State University) – Putting Positive Networks to Work
- Roger Crisp (University of Oxford) – From Stories and Snapshots to Pleasure and Purpose: Capturing the Flow of Subjective Wellbeing Over Time
- Bart Engelen (Tilburg University) – The Moral Psychology of Inequality and its Impact on Well-Being
- Owen Flanagan (Duke University) – Varieties of Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Study
- Alicia Hall (Mississippi State University) – Well-Being Amenable to Intervention
- Olbeth Hansberg (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) – Understanding High Happiness in Latin America: Human Relations and Spirtuality in a Life Well Lived
- Nicole Hassoun (Binghamton University) – The Minimally Good Life
- Wilfried Hinsch (University of Cologne) – Developing and Testing a Theoretical Model of the Pursuit of Well-Being
- Simon Keller (Victoria University of Wellington) – Compassion at the Heart of Well-Being: an Inter-Disciplinary Study of Well-Being in a Healthcare Setting
- Joshua Knobe (Yale University)- Authentic Happiness and the Moral True Self
- Tanja Munk (University of Cologne) – Developing and Testing a Theoretical Model of the Pursuit of Well-Being
- Shaun Nichols (University of Arizona)- Authentic Happiness and the Moral True Self
- Richard Reeves (The Brookings Institution) – Inequality in Agency, Optimism, and the Pursuit of Happiness
- Mark Risjord (Emory University) – Cross-Cultural Insights into Wellbeing among Vulnerable Populations in Eastern Africa
- Anastasia Scrutton (University of Leeds) – Mental Suffering, the Experience of Beauty, and Wellbeing
- Eric Schwitzgebel (University of California, Riverside) – The Folk Philosophy of Well-Being
- Alan Thomas (Philosophy, University of York) – The Moral Psychology of Inequality and its Impact on Well-Being
- Kevin Timpe (Calvin College) – Well-Being, Agency, and Disability
- Justin Tiwald (San Francisco State University) – Well-Being as an Object of Moral Concern: A Confucian Approach
- Katja Vogt (Columbia University) – Imagination and Agency
- Mark Wynn (University of Leeds) – Mental Suffering, the Experience of Beauty, and Wellbeing
- Wenqing Zhao (Duke University) – Varieties of Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Study
You can learn more about the projects here.