One of my current primary research projects is the Science of Generosity project. The aim of this initiative is to stimulate scientific research on the practice of generosity in human life and society. This project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation and supports a request for proposals intitiative and original research on generosity. The request for proposals initiative will award $3 million in grant-funded research projects in such discplines as
anthropology, behavioral economics, business, communication and cultural studies, economics, education, family and developmental studies, finance, geography, law, psychology, political science, social psychology, sociobiology, and sociology. The original data collection project investigates patterns and dynamics of religious and charitable giving in the U.S., particularly among American Christians.