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My winning proposal: A bid worth meditating on

Bial Foundation offers up to €50,000 for frontier research in parapsychology and psychobiology

Top tips

  • The Bial Foundation welcomes unorthodox lines of research, so you have license to be creative.
  • Make sure your proposal is methodologically sound and based on existing theory or knowledge.
  • Refer to previous work and publications in your proposal, particularly any methods you have developed.
  • The maximum funding available is not enough to pay for a doctoral researcher full-time, so think carefully about what you can achieve with the money.

For many of us working from home during Covid-19 lockdowns, the passage of time has seemed unusually elastic. For Marc Wittmann, who describes himself as a time perception researcher, such temporal flexibility is pretty normal.

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