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TLC is excited to play a key role on an innovative new project funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This project seeks to uncover the cognitive and cultural foundations of gratitude through global events, funding opportunities, and resources to foster cross-cultural collaborations. Learn more about each of these pieces below and join our efforts to build a global network of gratitude researchers!


Expanding upon the success of the TLC Dataverse (TLCDv, est. 2019), the Global Gratitude Dataverse (GGDv) offers fresh opportunities for collaboration amongst researchers studying the topic of gratitude.  With cross-cultural studies on gratitude in mind, the new dataverse focuses on bringing together gratitude research from every part of the globe.


Share Datasets

Have you collected data that may be able to answer research questions beyond the scope of your original inquiries?  Are you interested in advancing science and our understanding of gratitude across cultures? Meeting new collaborators?  We invite you to post your dataset description to the Global Gratitude Dataverse using the same quick and simple process as the existing TLCDv, with additional metadata customized to this project.
Any dataset containing a measure of gratitude from any relationship type is eligible.  This could be anything from one  gratitude item in a broader emotions measure to a more elaborate gratitude intervention.
Click here to learn how to share your dataset description!


Search Datasets

The Global Gratitude Dataverse features the same great search capabilities as the TLCDv - filter by construct, population, methods,  relationship type, and more!
Click here to search the Gratitude Dataverse for potential collaboration opportunities!


TLC will host a number of gratitude-focused events – click here for information on our upcoming events, and stay updated on future events by joining our mailing list below.



Several funding opportunities are available for research proposals that analyze data described in the GGDv. If you’re considering sharing a dataset description as part of the GGDv we encourage you to do so as soon as possible in order to take advantage of this early collaboration opportunity!
  • Graduate student grants: Up to ten graduate student research awards of $10,000 USD each. These students will be selected from all regions of the world to encourage global representation and collaboration. Awardees will be encouraged to spend their funds toward summer stipends, workshop fees, and other research-associated costs. 
  • Early career grant: Up to $30,000 USD for one early career scholar (e.g., Assistant Professor) within 6 years of having received their PhD. Funds may be used for summer stipend, course release, or other research-associated costs.
Deadline to submit: December 15, 2023
Decisions announced: February 16, 2024
Funding period: May 2024 - April 2025

Please find the full details on our Gratitude Grants page. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities! 
Project Team


These amazing scholars are lending their perspectives and expertise to make the GGDv as inclusive and useful as possible. Our shared goal is to empower researchers from around the world to share datasets and launch innovative collaborations to advance our understanding of gratitude.
Sara Algoe
Sara B. Algoe
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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Nicholas A. Coles
Stanford University
Palo Alto, California, USA
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Shigehiro Oishi
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Paulo Boggio
Mackenzie Presbyterian University
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Gul Gunaydin
Sabanci University
Istanbul, Turkey
Ayse Uskul
University of Sussex
Brighton, United Kingdom
Yen-Ping Chang
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Michael E. McCullough
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California, USA
Marié P. Wissing
North-West University
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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