We are no longer accepting new applications for this grants program.
The Mind & Life Institute, with funding from the John Templeton Foundation, hosted the Contemplative Studies Fellowship program in 2012-2103 to fund projects that emphasize the role of the humanities or social sciences in deepening our understanding of contemplative practices in all their aspects. We are pleased to have funded 12 innovative studies at this important intersection of fields. For more information about the funded projects, please see the list of MLCSF Awardees below.
MLCSF Advisory Board
- John Dunne, Ph.D., Co-Chair Associate Professor, Dept. of Religion Emory University http://religion.emory.edu/faculty/dunne.html
- Anne Harrington, Ph.D., Co-Chair Professor of the History of Science Harvard University http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/bios/harrington.html
- Evan Thompson, Ph.D., Co-Chair Professor of Philosophy University of Toronto http://individual.utoronto.ca/evant/
- Christian Coseru, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy College of Charleston http://coseruc.people.cofc.edu/
- Jay L. Garfield, Ph.D. Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy Smith College http://www.smith.edu/philosophy/jgarfield.html
- Alfred Kaszniak, Ph.D. Mind and Life Chief Academic Officer Head, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona Professor, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neurology, University of Arizona Director, Neuropsychology, Emotion, and Memory Lab http://emotion.web.arizona.edu/Kaszniak.htm
- Robert Sharf, Ph.D. Professor of Buddhist Studies, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures University of California, Berkeley http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sharf/
- Ann Taves, Ph.D. Holder of the Virgil Cordano OFM Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies Professor of Religious Studies University of California, Santa Barbara http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/Faculty/taves.htm