This project, funded by the Templeton Foundation, will be led by UC Riverside philosophy professor John Martin Fischer. According to the Washington Post, it "may be one of the country’s biggest investments in looking scientifically at how we view death, what role it plays in our psyches, whether our brains are hard-wired to experience an afterlife." (Wait, huh? Hard-wired to experience an after-life?) I'm not sure what the Washington Post author means by that last part, but that aside, the project will explore lots of questions that will be of interest to neuroethicists; see here for more.