2023 Deadline Announced for IASD/DSF Research Grants

An October deadline has been confirmed for the 2023 edition of the IASD/DSF Research Grants programme, open to researchers worldwide who are interested in the science of dreams.

The International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD), founded in 1983, is a non-profit, international, multidisciplinary organisation dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Its mission is to promote an awareness and appreciation of dreams in both professional and public arenas, to encourage research into the nature, function, and significance of dreaming, to advance the application of the study of dreams and to provide a forum for the eclectic and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and information.

IASD, in partnership with the DreamScience Foundation (DSF), a foundation created for the purpose of providing private funding toward research in dreams and dreaming, provides annual funding for high-quality quantitative and qualitative research in areas related to dreams and dreaming. The funding seeks to stimulate dream-related research with students and professionals who might not otherwise be able to pursue such research. Possible research areas include but are not limited to:

  • The biology or neuroscience of dreaming.
  • Phenomenological and psychological studies of dreaming.
  • Anthropological and cultural studies and related fields.

Applications are welcome from students and researchers around the world. Dream researchers from ethnic groups that have been underrepresented in dream research may apply for an ASD DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion) Dream Research Grant. The intent of this grant is to help diversify the field of dream research. More information on this grant can be found on the IASD Dreams & Ethnicity Portal.

The value of the grants is limited by the donations received by IASD/DSF and may or may not cover the full cost of the project. Historically, grants have been in the range of $3,000 to $5,000.

Applications must be submitted by 15 October 2023.

(This report was the subject of a ResearchConnect Newsflash.)