In 2017, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Division of Perceptual Studies. This also represents a critical transitional time in our history, as we strive to expand and intensify our work.
We have identified projects that have the potential to advance this field of study worldwide and strengthen the already strong case for an alternative to conventional physicalism. Some are brand new, while others will expand our previous research efforts and build upon their promising results. They all require additional funding, so please read about the many funding opportunities available:
We are seeking funds to support specific research projects or areas of research such as the past-life memories studies, near-death experience studies, deathbed and hospice studies and psi/ASC neuroimaging studies.
Creating a named Division of Perceptual Studies fellowship program at UVA will provide support for up to five individuals, including post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty, who could lead or assist with projects and programs such as the deathbed/hospice studies, mediumship studies, database development and analysis, and the neuroimaging program.
The Division of Perceptual Studies wants to host events for the UVA community as well as a small scientific conference on an annual basis. This important work brings together a community of like-minded individuals and organizations aligned with the Division of Perceptual Studies mission. It also creates an on-going platform to build awareness around the latest advances in consciousness research.