Welcome to the online application site for the EVA Cycle 2020

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 Monday, 28 September - Monday, 30 November 2020 (extended). The awardees will be announced in March 2021.

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 30th of November 2020 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; in one PDF with a limit of 4 pages for each member)