Greater Good Science Center accepting proposals for gratitude research

The GGSC has announced the launch of a $5.9 million, three-year project to advance the study of gratitude, including a research grant competition for which they're now accepting proposals.

“Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude” is a GGSC collaboration with Professor Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Its goals are “to deepen the scientific understanding of gratitude, promote evidence-based gratitude practices in places like schools and hospitals, and engage the public in a broader cultural conversation about the role of gratitude in our society.”

The first part of the project is a $3 million research initiative. Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for research projects that take the science of gratitude to the next level.

Researchers interested in applying will need to submit a three-page, single-spaced Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 15, 2012. Click here for details and how to apply.

To read about other gratitude research initiatives, visit the Greater Good website.