From 2013–2017, through a partnership with the 1440 Foundation, the Mind & Life Institute offered the Mind & Life 1440 Grants. These grants broadly supported research that sought to evaluate whether and how contemplative practice can promote inner well-being and healthy relationships, as well as the development of new methods to assess these outcomes in everyday life. One of the main goals was to move contemplative science out of the lab and into real-world application of contemplative techniques and practices in social and relational settings.

In 2016 and 2017, this program focused specifically on research about social, relational, and academic outcomes of contemplative practice in K-12 educational settings. These Mind & Life 1440 Grants for Contemplative Education Research supported research that investigated the effectiveness of mindfulness, compassion, or other contemplative interventions in K-12 classrooms, with a focus on evaluating inner well-being and healthy relationships for students and teachers.

All Mind & Life 1440 Grants were up to $25,000, and were awarded through a competitive application, review, and selection process. Over 5 years, we funded 33 projects. See the link below to find out more about this research.

THIS IS A LEGACY GRANT, AND IS NOT ACCEPTING FUTURE APPLICATIONS

Mind & Life 1440 Grant Recipients