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Call for Research Letters of Intent

Request for Grant Funding Consideration

 Offered through a partnership between

the DreamScience FoundationTM

and the International Association for the Study of Dreams


See IASD/DreamScience web site for more information and e-mail submission forms!  www.dreamscience.org/iasd


Submission Areas  High quality research proposal Letters of Intent are invited in areas related to dreams and dreaming, including but not limited to: the neuroscience  of dreaming,  psychological studies of dreaming and quantitative dream research in such fields as anthropology and cultural studies.


Submission Deadline  15 August 2007  A Letter of Intent or summary submission will be required by 15 August 2007. These submissions will be reviewed by a research board and those submissions selected for this years. If invited to submit a formal proposal, those will be required within 30 days of receiving your notice of invitation – planned for the end of September.  You will be given 30 days to submit a final Research Grant Proposal.  Awards are planned for the November to December timeframe.


Submission Instructions  Go to the IASD web site: www.asdreams.org    and select the “DreamScience Grant” link or www.dreamscience.org/iasd  where you will find a downloadable version of the instructions below. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED (e-mail) to  bob@dreamscience.org .  You may contact Robert Hoss at this address with any questions you may have concerning the submission process.  All communications will be via e-mail so make sure your e-mail address is correct in all documentation.


Format Of Letter of Intent The submission process will begin with a letter of intent prior to formal proposal submission. All submissions and any attached material must be compiled into ONE COMPLETE DOCUMENT; multiple documents or attachments may be ignored. If separate supporting documentation is needed it will be requested.  Please use Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) format.   The Letter of Intent must contain at least the following:

1. Submitter’s Name(s) and Credential Designations if any (PhD, MA, etc.)

2. Affiliation: Name of the institution and Contact through which the research will be performed if any (University, College, Non-profit institution, private individual, etc.).

3. Title of Your Research Activity

4. Summary of Proposed Program (maximum 400 words):

a)      A short summary in your own words;

b)      Objectives including the problem, premise, hypothesis or research issue to be addressed;

c)      The methodologies to be used;

d)     The expected results;

e)      Summary of populations or elements to be tested or studied

f)       IRB approval status – in the case of an institutions funding may be contingent upon IRB approval

g)      Estimated Timeframe to complete

5. Benefits:  How you see the results furthering dream science.

6. Brief Biography (maximum 50 words) for the researchers that will be involved.

7. Contact Information: name, e-mail address (required), street address, telephone number (required) and fax if applicable.

8. Funding Required: Indicate the approximate level of funding requested to complete the work and whether the research can proceed if “seed” funding is granted which may not cover the total cost of the request.  Indicate what you expect to accomplish with the “seed” funding.  

9. Permission to Publish:  In the event of an award, DSF and IASD wish to announce the award, on both the web site and in other IASD or DSF publications as deemed appropriate.  We would also wish to have the researcher(s), on a non-exclusive basis, submit results of the research to one of IASD’s publications and/or present the results at the appropriate IASD Annual conference.  The grant award will include a scholarship, for one presenter, to the IASD conference for that purpose.  Please indicate whether these conditions are acceptable.


THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF DREAMS (IASD) is a nonprofit, international, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to the pure and applied investigation of dreams and dreaming. Its purpose 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 is open to anyone who studies, explores, or works with dreams.  Membership represents about 30 countries and people from all disciplines including: psychology, psychiatry, social work, education at all levels, religious studies, anthropology, medicine, the expressive and performing arts, literature, philosophy, humanities and business.  Membership benefits include the professional journal Dreaming and the magazine Dream Time, discounts to conferences plus many on-line benefits.  For information on the organization or to become a member please go to the web site:  www.asdreams.org  


DREAMSCIENCE FOUNDATIONTM  The DreamScience foundation is a private funding source dedicated to stimulating research in dreams and dreaming.  Go to www.dreamscience.org  for more information on the organization, its founder and dream studies in general.  All funds are privately donated from DreamScience to IASD in support of this granting partnership.


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