Welcome to the online application site for the EVA Cycle 2021

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 (ESRI) within the last five years, or participated in the Contemplative Science Symposium AND the Mind & Life Europe Retreat in 2019 or the Mind & Life Europe Retreat in 2021.

The application period runs from Monday, 4 October - Monday, 5 November 2021. The awardees will be announced in the first week of March 2022 at the latest.

Application process
To submit your application, you have to create an account (or log in to your Converia account). You can enter and edit your application at any time throughout the application period until the deadline on the 5th of November 2021 at 23:00 CET.

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; in one PDF with a limit of 4 pages for each member)

Please check our Frequently Asked Questions before applying, and if you have any further questions you can contact us at varelaawards@mindandlife-europe.org.