In our continued efforts towards equity, diversity, and inclusion, Mind & Life has committed to increase the participation of individuals from culturally diverse and historically underrepresented backgrounds, and those with financial need. We know contemplative research is immeasurably enriched through a multitude of perspectives and experiences. With the support of generous donors, scholarship funding is available to people who might otherwise be unable to attend the SRI.

In addition, scholarship funding is also available for individuals who are full-time monastics or members of the clergy (ordained or in full-time training). Individuals who wish to be considered for a monastic scholarship should indicate so as part of their scholarship application as well as submit a brief 150-word description of their monastic/clerical background.

Scholarship applications are submitted as part of the general application form (opening on December 13). Scholarship awards will be made available to help with registration costs. Applicants may apply to be considered for one or both. In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must submit an additional 150-300 word personal statement that describes their need and how a scholarship to the SRI will enable their work and help them to achieve their research/professional goals. 

Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards, including funding amounts, along with the general application decision letters that will be sent in early April.