The Catherine Kerr Award for Courageous and Compassionate Science was established in memory of the late Cathy Kerr, to honor her remarkable contributions to the Mind & Life community. It is awarded biennially to a researcher from any academic discipline who 1) has made significant contributions to the contemplative sciences, and 2) exemplifies the qualities and character that Cathy brought to her work, including bold innovation, imagination, courage, authenticity and heartfulness.

Each recipient will deliver a distinguished lecture during Mind & Life’s International Symposium for Contemplative Research (ISCR) and will receive a monetary prize totaling $2,000 ($1,250 for travel and accommodations during ISCR, $500 for ISCR registration, and $250 cash).

Review of nominees will occur on a biennial basis. Winners will be announced approximately one year before each International Symposium for Contemplative Research.

Deadline for nominations is October 15, 2017.

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