Mind & Life Institute: Seeking Letters of Intent for PEACE Grants Program

Deadline: 7 March 2018

The Mind & Life Institute, a non-profit organization, is currently seeking Letters of Intent for its PEACE Grants program in order to support 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.

Grant Information

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a PEACE Grant, the applicant (Principal Investigator, and all Co-PIs) must have completed a terminal research/doctoral degree and sufficient training, experience and institutional resources to accomplish the proposed work.

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Significance and impact to the field
  • Methodological approach/design
  • Innovation/novelty
  • Quality of the applicant, likelihood of success and future contribution to the field
  • Strength of research environment

How to Apply

  • Letters of intent must be submitted through the online application portal via given website.
  • The following elements will be required for the letter of intent application:
    • Funding level you will be seeking ($25,000 or $100,000). Grant funds may be used to cover any research-related costs; salary and/or time buy-out is permissible.
    • Project title and lay abstract
    • Project description including:
      • Explanation of the overall aims of the research project (500 words maximum)
      • Brief description of the methodological approach (e.g., population, procedures, analysis; 700 words maximum)
      • Significance and potential impact of the work (300 words maximum)
    • Abbreviated CVs or NIH-style biosketches of key personnel (3 pages maximum per biosketch)

For more information, please visit PEACE Grants.

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