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2018 Call for Research Grant Proposals


Grant Opportunity
Research Focus
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Call for Proposals

Joint IASD/DreamScienceTM foundation
Grant Partnership

Grant Opportunity: The DreamScience Foundation (DSF) is working in partnership with the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), to provide seed grants for dream research. The objective of this joint granting activity is to stimulate dream related research with students and professionals who might not otherwise be able to pursue that research project and to enhance the S mission of IASD in supporting research. The grants would be awarded to recipients, based on judging by a Research Grant Committee, of proposals received. The number of grants, and the amount for each, will be limited by the funds made available each year from DSF and others who donate to the fund. Those receiving grants will be required to follow certain reporting requirements and may be offered a chance to report results at the annual IASD conferences. 

Research Focus: The focus of the granting activity is dream research, particularly research that uses good research methodology designed to provide measurable and repeatable results. Disciplines of interest include, but are not limited to, the biology and neuroscience of dreaming, phenomenological and psychological studies of dreaming and quantitative and qualitative dream research in such fields as anthropology and cultural studies. 

Grant Award Process: at least once per year, in conjunction with the IASD annual conference in June, IASD and DSF will announce a call for research proposals with deadlines of 15 October each year.  The submission request is for final proposals, which describe your planned study.  These will be reviewed by a research board and those selected for award will be notified in the November timeframe if any further input is required. Awards are planned for the December timeframe.  IASD and DSF will announce awards on the DSF and IASD web sites as well as in IASD newsletters and the periodical DreamTime. The awardee(s) of the previous years grant(s) will also be announced at the annual IASD conference in June of the following  year and the researcher will be provided an opportunity to present preliminary or final results at that or a following conference. 

About the Sponsors 

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. IASD is open to anyone who studies, explores, or works with dreams. Membership represents about 30 countries and people from all disciplines including: psychology, psychiatry, social work, education at all levels, religious studies, anthropology, medicine, the expressive and performing arts, literature, philosophy, humanities and business. Membership benefits include the professional journal Dreaming and the magazine Dream Time, discounts to conferences plus many on-line benefits. For information on the organization or to become a member please go to the Web site: www.asdreams.org 

DREAMSCIENCE  FOUNDATION  The DreamScience foundation was created for the purpose of providing private funding toward research in dreams and dreaming. Go to www.dreamscience.org   for more information on the organization. All funds are privately donated from DreamScience to IASD in support of this granting partnership.


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