Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center has established the Templeton Science of Prospection Awards to advance research on the scientific understanding of prospection, or the mental representation of possible futures, an understudied yet ubiquitous faculty of the human mind.
Up to fifteen (15), 22-month grants averaging $150,000 will be awarded to researchers worldwide who are no more than twelve years beyond their doctorate or post-doctoral education.
Research topics of interest include, but are not limited to, explorations of the measurement, mechanism, application, or improvement of prospection. An “open” category is available for those proposals that may not fit in the above categories.
To Apply: Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent and a Curriculum Vita by January 1, 2014, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The official Request for Proposals and application details for this opportunity can be found on the Prospective Psychology website: sites.sas.upenn.edu/prospection/