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PEACE Grants

Mind & Life is pleased to lead the way in expanding contemplative research through our PEACE Grants. This funding mechanism supports projects that advance our understanding of wholesome mental qualities and positive interpersonal and social action related to Prosociality, Empathy, Altruism, Compassion, and Ethics (PEACE). With this mechanism, Mind & Life will fund projects that advance our understanding of the mechanisms, implementation and outcomes of contemplative strategies to promote well-being and prosocial behavior in individuals and communities. In addition, we encourage the development of measures to rigorously assess these qualities in various real-world contexts. 

This grant program encourages the active collaboration of scientists with contemplative scholars/practitioners in all phases of research. Humanities proposals are also encouraged. Two levels of funding are offered—$25,000 and $100,000—for projects that can be completed in a two-year time frame.


  • Principle Investigator (and Co-Principle Investigator if relevant) have completed a research doctorate
  • The P.I. must have sufficient training, experience, and institutional resources to accomplish proposed work
  • Must not currently be funded through any other Mind & Life research grant

For more information on how to apply, please visit

Agency Name: 
Mind & Life Institute
Contact Name: 
Penny D'Agnone
Grant Amount: 
Two levels of funding: $25,000 and $100,000 over two years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Internal Deadline: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Fine Arts
Grant Eligibility: