Call for Research Grant Letters of Intent
2012 Request for Grant Funding Consideration
Offered through a partnership between
Submission Areas High quality quantitative and qualitative research Letters of Intent are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the neuroscience of dreaming, psychological studies of dreaming, and dream research in such fields as anthropology and cultural studies.
Submission Deadline 15 October 2012 for your Letter of Intent research summary. Submissions are reviewed by a research board and those selected as candidates for a grant award will be invited to submit a final proposal within 30 days of notice. Awards are typically in the December to January timeframe.
Instructions Submission instructions are listed below, or use link to download a PDF form. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org . You may contact Robert Hoss at this address with questions you may have concerning the submission process. If you do not receive a confirmation within 7 days of your submission please contact Mr. Hoss again with a copy to the IASD Central Office ( email@example.com ). All communications will be via e-mail so make sure your e-mail address is correct in all documentation.
Letter of Intent Format/Content All submissions and any attached material must be compiled into ONE COMPLETE DOCUMENT. If separate supporting documentation is needed it will be requested. Please use Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) format. The Letter of Intent must contain at least the following:
1. Submitter’s Name(s) and Credential Designations if any (PhD, MA, etc.)
2. Title of Your Research Activity
3. Affiliation: Name of the institution through which the research will be performed if any (University, College, Non-profit institution, Research organization, etc.).
4. Brief Biography (maximum 50 words) for the researchers that will be involved.
5. Contact Information: name, e-mail address (required), telephone number (required), street address (optional), and fax if applicable.
6. Summary of Proposed Program
a) A short summary in your own words (maximum 400 words);
b) Objectives including the premise or hypothesis to be addressed;
c) Literature or prior studies/research supporting your premise or hypothesis;
d) The method(s) to be used;
e) The anticipated results;
f) Summary of populations or elements to be tested or studied;
g) IRB or ethics board approval status/plans;
h) Estimated Timeframe to complete
7. Benefits: How you see the results furthering dream science.
8. Funding Required: indicate the funding you are requesting from IASD as well as the approximate funding required to complete the work. Note that our grant funds are limited by the donations received (historically in the range of $2000 to $3000 per grant) and may or may not cover the full cost of your request. Indicate what options you might pursue to complete the study if not fully funded by our grant.
9. Permission to Publish: DSF and IASD plan to announce the awards, on the web site and in other IASD publications as deemed appropriate. We would also encourage those receiving a grant to submit (on a non-exclusive basis) the results of the research to one of IASD’s publications and request that you present the results at the appropriate IASD Annual conference. The grant award will include one complementary conference fee scholarship, for one presenter, for that purpose. Please indicate whether these conditions are acceptable.
10. Reporting Requirements: Awardees will be requested to send IASD/DSF a brief status report on at least a semi-annual basis. An initial status report will be required prior to funding in the event IRB approval or supplementary funding is pending in order to proceed with the research. Status reports will not be published.
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DREAMS (IASD) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Its purpose is to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas; to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming; to advance the application of the study of dreams; and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information. For information on the organization or to become a member please go to the web site: www.asdreams.org
DREAMSCIENCE FOUNDATION™ The DreamScience foundation (DSF) is a private funding source dedicated to stimulating research in dreams and dreaming. Go to www.dreamscience.org for more information on the organization, its founder, prior research winners and information on dream research and dream studies in general. All funds are privately donated from DSF to IASD in support of this granting partnership.
Your Research Donations are Needed Even if you are not planning a research study of your own, you can make a valuable contribution to dream science. Donations of any size are needed and much appreciated in support of this grant activity. Please go to www.ASDreams.org and use the donations link and select the Research Grant category for your donation.