Online Application

Applicant's Personal and Contact Information

Last Name:

First Name:

Primary Email Address:

Mailing Address:

Current University/Professional Affiliation:

Title or Position:

Office Telephone:

Home/Mobile Telephone:

Which approach best describes your work?

What is your primary academic field or department? (e.g., clinical psychology, neuroscience, etc.)

Academic Bio (150 words or less)

I am applying as a:


Project Information

Title of Project

Provide a brief summary of your proposed research project (150 word maximum):

Requested Start Date and Length of Residency
We require a minimum stay of six weeks for Junior Scholars


Required Application Materials

All uploaded files must be in PDF format, and no larger than 1.5 megabytes each.

Please attach your Curriculum Vitae.
File should follow the naming convention (Applicant's last name)-(Applicant's first name)-VisitingScholarCV.pdf,
for example Smith-Anna-VisitingScholarCV.pdf

Research Proposal
Please attach your proposal (2-3 pages), including:
• Specific planned activities and potential outcomes (e.g., manuscript, research proposal, method development, new course, etc.)
• Explanation of how this relates to Mind and Life's mission and/or research initiatives
File should follow the naming convention (Applicant's last name)-(Applicant's first name)-VisitingScholarProposal.pdf,
for example Jones-Adam-VisitingScholarProposal.pdf

Letters of Recommendation (Junior Scholars Only)
Junior Scholars are required to submit two letters of recommendation from colleagues who can speak to your academic background and ability to accomplish proposed goals. They may be submitted either as files uploaded now, or emailed directly to VisitingScholars@mindandlife.org.

If uploaded now, files should follow the naming convention (Applicant's last name)-(Applicant's first name)-VisitingScholarRecommendation-(Author's name).pdf,
for example Brown-Stacy-VisitingScholarRecommendation-PatriciaDavis.pdf
- First letter of recommendation
- Second letter of recommendation

Scholarship Request (optional)
Junior Scholars are eligible to receive reimbursement, not to exceed $2,000 USD per month. Please describe any financial needs in a much detail as possible.
File should follow the naming convention (Applicant's last name)-(Applicant's first name)-ScholarshipProposal.pdf,
for example Jones-Adam-ScholarshipProposal.pdf


Please note:

  • Applicants should be capable of self-directed research, as this is an independent-study program with limited staff assistance.
  • We are unable to offer either administrative assistance or living assistance beyond the provided welcome packet containing suggestions and tips. All scholars are responsible for securing their own housing.
  • While we welcome international scholars to apply, Mind and Life cannot assist in the processing of work visas at this time.

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