The Mind & Life 1440 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. Grants of up to $25,000 are awarded through a competitive application, review, and selection process.

Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
Technion-Israel Institution of Technology
The effect of mindfulness training on executive function and social cognition in the developing brain:  An EEG study in preschoolers practicing mindfulness

Polina Mischenko
University of Virginia
Teaching mindfulness in schools: A mixed method study of teachers’ mindfulness practice, professional knowledge, perspectives and experiences

Thy Nguyen
Bangor University, Wales
The impact of mindfulness training on emotion regulation of primary school children in Vietnamese cultural context: Integrating electrophysiological and first-person assessments

Rebecca Nyquist Baelen & Brian Galla
University of Pennsylvania
Developing and testing the effectiveness of a self-compassion intervention for beginning teachers

Emily Shih
University of California, Riverside
Tracking the longitudinal real-world socioemotional benefits of mindfulness meditation training in youth

Nicholas Chadi
University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children
A randomized control trial of an in-person vs. ehealth mindfulness-based intervention for adolescents with chronic illness     

Michael Crowley
Yale University, Child Study Center
Self-compassion in adolescence: Validation and neural correlates

Kamila Dvorakova
Pennsylvania State University
Heartfulness in education: The effects of mindful self-compassion training on teachers’ wellbeing, student-teacher relationships, and school climate         

Tory Eisenlohr-Moul and Erin Walsh
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Mindfulness based stress reduction and early life abuse: Does attenuating inflammation reduce depressive symptoms and interpersonal dysfunction?

Norman Farb
University of Toronto–Mississauga
Does ongoing practice of mindfulness meditation promote healthy relationships?        

Joshua Felver
Syracuse University
Evaluation of school-based mindfulness curriculum “Learning to BREATHE”     

Eran Halperin and Ruthie Pliskin
Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC)
Mindfulness in the context of intractable intergroup conflicts: Can mindfulness practice help overcome barriers to conflict resolution?           

Thao Le
University of Hawaii–Manoa
Engaged mindfulness in Vietnam           

M. Kyle Matsuba
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Mind/body awareness workshop for teachers living in post-conflict Northern Uganda          

Aminda O’Hare
University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth
The impact of mindfulness meditation training on social integration and well-being in first-semester college students   

Roxanne Rashedi
University of California–Davis
Impacts of yoga on self-regulation and emotion regulation in preschool education      

Eric Thibodeau
University of Minnesota
(Epi)genetic biomarkers of a school-based mindfulness program

Willoughby Britton and Jared Lindahl
Brown University
Assessing beneficial relationship factors that support contemplative development

Yulia Golland and Nava Levit-Binnun
Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Studying interpersonal physiological attunement in experienced mindfulness practitioners

Anthony King
University of Michigan
Mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion meditation in group couples therapy for combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and their spouses

Laura Emiliana Rodriguez Morales
AtentaMente Consultores
Assessing the effect of contemplative-based training in self awareness, self-regulation, prosocial attitudes and ethical decision making in employees of private or public organizations in Mexico.

Benjamin Nelson
University of Oregon
Impacts of maternal mindfulness on mother-infant biological integrity

Angelina Polsinelli
University of Arizona
Developing an objective measure of mindfulness in daily life

Marcel O. Bonn-Miller
University of Pennsylvania and VA Palo Alto Health Care System
A test of the efficacy of compassion cultivation training for veterans with PTSD

David J. Creswell
Carnegie Mellon University
Using mindfulness meditation training to transform social relationships among lonely older adults: a randomized controlled trial

Alexandra Fiocco
Ryerson University
Bringing relief to caregivers: evaluating the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction on relational quality, psychological well-being, and cognitive function in caregivers of patients with dementia

Brett Major
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
How do thoughts about social closeness promote health and well-being?

Jennifer Mascaro and Jordan Kohn
Emory University
Compassion training for emotional numbing in PTSD

Ashley Mason
University of California–San Francisco
Impacts of tailored mindfulness training for maternal caregivers on intrapersonal well-being and interpersonal experiences

Carrie Adair
University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill
Mindfulness in interpersonal judgments and relationships in daily life

Julie Brefczynski-Lewis
West Virginia University
Short- and long-term behavioral, physiological, and brain changes resulting from compassion meditation training as an intervention for stress due to difficult interpersonal relationships

Paul Condon
Northeastern University
Contemplative practice, emotional well-being, and the transformation of hostility in the lab and real world

Eric Garland and Amber Kelly
Florida State University, College of Social Work
Trauma-informed mindfulness-based stress reduction to promote intra- and interpersonal flourishing among survivors of traumatic violence