In January, 2010, with the support of a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Florida State University launched a four-year project on free will — Big Questions in Free Will — directed by Alfred R. Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University.

The primary purpose of the project is to improve our understanding of free will in three spheres: science (especially neuroscience and social psychology); philosophy; and theology.