IANDS Graduate Student Research Award Competition

Graduate students may propose a graduate-level research project on near-death experiences (NDEs) or similar/related experiences, their transformational effects, and other related topics. The award is for a possible total of $1,000, with $500 awarded to the student at the onset of the research project and an additional $500 awarded if the project is published in the Journal of Near-Death Studies.

In its ongoing efforts to support graduate students at universities who are interested in performing research on the nature of NDEs, their transformational effects, the applications of this knowledge to health care and counseling, and other related topics, IANDS is announcing the creation of the IANDS Graduate Student Research Award Competition.

Proposals for a graduate level research project (see details in the proposal instructions, below) are due each year by September 1st, with results of the review of the submissions by October 1st, and the Award start date of November 15th. The award is for a possible total of $1000, with $500 awarded to the student at the onset of the research project and an additional $500 awarded directly to the student if the project is published in the Journal of Near-Death Studies.

Proposal instructions: Length: 12 pages maximum, using 12 point font, 1-inch margins, double spaced.

Include the following sections:

  • Specific aims
  • Background literature review and significance of the research
  • Methods
  • Expected results
  • Possible limitations/obstacles and how you will deal with them
  • References (not included in the 12 page limit)
  • Letter of approval for the study from student's university Institutional Review Board
  • The focus of research may be near-death experiences or similar/related experiences. For a discussion of what constitutes similar/related experiences, see this page. Although research on similar/related experiences will be considered, research on NDEs may be prioritized.

For further information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the IANDS Office.

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