Deadline: 5 February 2016
The Mind & Life Institute in partnership with the 1440 Foundation is offering the Mind and Life 1440 Awards, specifically geared towards the investigation of social and relational outcomes of contemplative practice. These awards are intended to promote research that evaluates whether and how contemplative practice can promote inner well-being and healthy relationships in a variety of settings, with a particular interest in evaluating the application of contemplative practices in educational contexts (K-12 preferred).
The Mind & Life Institute is a non-profit organization committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind as a way to help reduce suffering and promote human flourishing. To accomplish this, The Mind & Life Institute foster interdisciplinary dialogue between Western science, philosophy, humanities, and contemplative traditions, supporting the integration of first-person inquiry through meditation and other contemplative practices into traditional scientific methodology.
By enabling high-level research in the area of social and relational outcomes of contemplative practice, the 1440 Awards aim to expand the applications and impact of contemplative practices in the world.
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded through a competitive application, review, and selection process.
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- The 1440 Awards are open to any academic researchers, although The Mind & Life Institute seeks to specifically promote the careers and development of young investigators such as graduate students and post doctoral fellows.
- Proposed research should be completed within a two-year period, and annual progress reports are required for awardees to remain in good standing.
- It is expected that the completion of proposed research will result in the submission of findings to a peer-reviewed scientific journal and/or conference.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply online by submitting all the necessary documents via given website.
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For more information, please visit The Mind & Life Awards.