Tiny Blue Dot Foundation Initiates Project to Fund Neuroscience Research
The Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to neuroscientific research, is now accepting letters of intent for an initiative that will fund up to 10 neuroscience research projects aimed at a concept it calls “the Science of Perception Box.”
Candidates must seek to develop interventions and techniques that help patients break out of this conceptual “Perception Box” — a unique mentality each person employs to view and understand the world that can contribute to restrictive beliefs and perspectives, according to the nonprofit.
“The Perception Box has the power to distort your reality and leave you feeling isolated, disconnected and fearful. By asking sometimes contradictory but always consequential questions, our goal is to show people how to understand and work with their Perception Box — how to overcome the limiting beliefs that hold them back, expand the possibilities of perception and invite new ways of seeing and being seen,” Elizabeth Koch, founder of the group, said.
Each project selected for funding will receive three consecutive years of payments of up to $900,000. The program is currently accepting letters of intent but will eventually open up to 30 full proposals that will each be given a double blind external scientific review.
Only recognized 501(c)(3) colleges, universities, medical schools and not-for-profit research groups are eligible for the grants, the nonprofit noted. The principal investigators behind the projects should be clinical, applied or basic science researchers at the institution with an MD, PhD or equivalent degree.
Read the full criteria list here: https://bit.ly/3RGwgWT.