Welcome to the online application site for the EVA Cycle 2019

The European Varela Awards (EVAs) are an integral component of Mind & Life Europe’s support of contemplative sciences. To be eligible for an EVA, the applicant must have attended the European Mind & Life Summer Research Institute within the last five years or participated in both the Contemplative Science Symposium and the Mind & Life Europe Retreat held in October 2019.

The application period runs from 29 November - 20 December 2019. The awardees will be announced at the end of March 2020.

Application process
To submit your application, you have to create an account. You can enter and edit your application at any time throughout the application period until the deadline on the 20th of December 2019 at midnight.

To apply, please submit the following materials through your personal account: 

  • Completed Application Template (PDF)
  • Project Summary/Abstract (250 words maximum)
  • Two letters of recommendation (PDF) for PI and co-I each
  • Abbreviated CVs or NIH-style biosketches for all research team members (including PI, Co-I(s), collaborators/consultants) (PDF - limit 4 pages each)