20 Research Projects and Applied Working Groups
16 Research Projects and 4 Applied Working Groups have now been offered funding and will be announced here once confirmed
We are excited to announce that a total of 20 Research Projects and Applied Working Groups have now been offered funding.
This represents a 17% success rate and includes 16 Research Projects across our four themes and 4 Applied Working Groups on various topics, appealing to different disciplines.
Key emergent themes include:
- Cooperation in cultural evolution
- Human-wildlife interactions and conservation
- Amplifying marginalized voices
- Cultural transmission of novel/global attitudes vs traditional/local ones
- Health and well-being
- Cultural evolution in the Arts
Selected applications that scored highly have been retained on a short reserve list and will be contacted if a selected project does not take up the grant. In addition to being on our reserve list, we are also looking into possibilities of supporting some of these applicants’ work in the form of potential seed corn funding. (Those on the reserve list have been informed that this applies to them.)
The grant has equity and diversity at its heart: supporting early career researchers and scholars from less privileged areas of the world, reducing western centrism whilst avoiding parachute research, expanding the field and applying cultural evolution to societal issues.
Massive thanks are due to the John Templeton Foundation for generously funding the Cultural Evolution Society to run this grant scheme, and to all of our reviewers, we couldn’t have done it without you.