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The scholarly and student support programs of the Parapsycholgy Foundation have been suspended until 2016, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the PF. At that point some but not all of the PF’s traditional grants may be reinstated. The Library Fellowship and Library Residency Program are still available although applicants must arrange for their own travel to and living expenses while at the Eileen J. Garrett Research Library. Scroll down for more information.

The following is a list of the traditional PF grants and awards that have been suspended:

  • The Charles T. and Judith A. Tart Student Scholarly Incentive Award

  • The Eileen Coly Grant for Research

  • The Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship

  • The D. Scott Rogo Award for Parapyschological Literature

  • The Frances P. Bolton Fellowship

  • The Robert R. Coly Prize

  • The Scholarly Incentive Award

  • The Travel Incentive Award


  • The following Library-based programs and fellowships are still accepted although applicants must find their own funding for travel and living expenses until the programs are reviewed for possible re-funding in 2016. Applicants are also encouraged to request these fellowships and programs at least six months in advance of hoped-for travel to the library.
  • Eileen J. Garrett Research Library Fellowship


  • Eileen J. Garrett Research Library Visiting Scholar Program



  • Purposes and Particulars of PF Grants and Awards

    Awards and Prizes
    The Charles T. and Judith A. Tart Student Scholarly Incentive Award provided support for undergraduate and graduate students conducting research. For more information click on “Tart” above.

    The D. Scott Rogo Award for Parapsychological Literature provided support for writers with a book project in parapsychology. For more information click on “Rogo” above.

    The Robert R. Coly Prize was an essay contest for undergraduate and graduate students who are completing degree programs in other fields but who have strong interests in parapsychology. For more information click on “Coly” above.

    The Scholarly Incentive Award was available for students, researchers and scholars who need additional funding to complete degree programs or projects. For more information click on “Incentive” on the navigation bar above.

    The Travel Incentive Award provided support for individuals traveling to parapsychology conventions to present papers. For more information click on “Incentive” above.

    Grants
    The Eileen Coly Grant for Research was available for universities, laboratories, scientists, scholars, clinicians, and individuals conducting original research or experimentation that furthers parapsychology’s goals. For more information, click on “Grant Program” above.

    Fellowships
    The Frances P. Bolton Fellowship provided post-doctoral support for individuals whose thesis or dissertation either focused on or included parapsychological research. For more information click on “Bolton” above.

    The Eileen J. Garrett Library Fellowship provided support for a serious student aged 21 years or older or a teaching, research or other professional to spend one week in residence at the Garrett Library. For more information click here.

    Residencies
    The Eileen J. Garrett Library Visiting Scholar Program allows self-funded scholars, researchers, artists, writers, and post-graduate students aged 21 years or older to take up residency at the library for an extended period of time. Although no financial support is provided, library staff commit to being on hand through out the residency period. For more information on the program click here.

    Scholarship
    The Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship was available for undergraduate and graduate students who are completing parapsychology degree programs or conducting parapsychological research as part of their degree requirements. For more information click on “Garrett” above.


    Sequential Support for Exceptional Students

    With the inauguration of the Robert R. Coly Prize, the Foundation has conceptualized the four main academic awards and scholarships as a suite of funding opportunities designed to support exceptional students with career aspirations in parapsychology throughout their educational experience. From the Charles T. and Judith A. Tart Student Incentive Award for Parapsychological Research of $500 for undergraduate and graduate students with specific research goals, to the Robert R. Coly Prize of $1000, to the Eileen J. Garrett Scholarship of $3000 for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled in accredited parapsychology degree programs and/or who are completing masters or doctoral programs with research projects that include parapsychology, and to the Frances P. Bolton Fellowship of $3000 which supports the continued work of new Ph.D.s whose doctoral research included parapsychology, these four awards can aid worthy students who begin with an undergraduate research project and continue on through the Ph.D.

    Needless to say, then, becoming a recipient of one of the Foundationís grants and awards, does NOT make an individual ineligible for further funding from the Foundation.

    For more information on the above grants and awards, and for applications forms, please contact us at office@parapsychology.org


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