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Программа грантов PEACE

The Mind & Life Institute, a non-profit organization, is currently inviting Letters of Intent for its PEACE Grants program to fund research on novel interdisciplinary approaches for investigating and nurturing wholesome mental qualities related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE).The Institute is committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind and human behavior as a way to reduce suffering and promote flourishing.

Two levels of funding are available through this program: up to $25,000 and up to $100,000 (USD). Grants will be awarded through a competitive application and selection process. Proposed research should be completed within a 2-year period, and annual progress reports are required for grantees to remain in good standing. Applications are reviewed by an external committee of experienced contemplative researchers and selected based on the following criteria:

        Significance and impact for the field

        Innovation/novelty

        Methodological approach/design

        Quality of the investigator(s), likelihood of success and future contribution to the field

        Strength of research environment

Eligibility Criteria

        To be eligible, the Principal Investigator (and Co-Principal Investigator if relevant) must have completed a research doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) and have sufficient training, experience and institutional resources to accomplish the proposed work. Mind & Life aims to maximize the benefits of diversity, and to use diversity as a tool for enriching the field of contemplative research. They welcome applicants of all races, classes, genders, ages, religions, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.

        Applicants may not be actively funded through any Mind & Life research grant. Current Mind & Life grantees must submit a final report andbudget reconciliation for existing grants before applying for a new grant. This policy applies both within and across Mind & Life research grant programs (with the exception of Think Tanks). Note that they do not allow two separate proposals in a given cycle from the same applicant (PI or co-PI), or from different applicants for two aspects of the same project.

Deadline: 6 March 2019 For more information, please visit https://www.mindandlife.org/peace-grants/