Here’s a letter from Dawson Church and John Freedom concerning grants for EP research. If you are interested in conducting research, please give this serious consideration.
September 10, 2007
Dear Friends of Energy Psychology:
The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology announces the availability of several grants to support research focusing on the efficacy of energy psychology methods in treating anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder. The deadline for submitting a letter of intent to submit a research proposal is Wednesday, October 31st, 2007.
Your help is needed in forwarding the information regarding the grant application process to researchers, academics, or graduate students who might be interested.
Thank you in advance for your kind attention and support.
Dawson Church, PhD John Freedom
Research Director Research Committee Chair
Call for Letters of Intent to Submit Research Proposals
Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology
2007 Research Grants
Call for Research Letters of Intent
Letters of Intent to submit research proposals are invited in the field of energy psychology. These may include applications of energy psychology to such conditions as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Researchers are encouraged (but not required) to use standard psychological test instruments, such as the BAI, PAI, BDI, SA-45, SCL-90, TSI, P3, etc. The ACEP Research Committee is especially interested in studies measuring 'hard' physiological correlates such as cortisol, DHEA levels, HRV, EEG, etc.
A Letter of Intent must be submitted to the ACEP Research Steering Committee no later than Wednesday, October 31st, 2007. The most promising submissions will be invited to submit a formal research grant proposal within thirty days of notification. Awards will be announced in December 2007.
Several grants will be awarded up to $5,000. Additionally, those applicants who do not receive an award may be eligible for free technical support or assistance for their projects.
All Letters of Intent must be submitted electronically via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct any questions regarding the submission process to John Freedom, Research Committee chair, at this address.
Letter of Intent Format:
All submissions and any attached material must be compiled into one complete document using Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) format; multiple documents or attachments will be ignored. If separate supporting documentation is needed, it will be requested. The Letter of Intent must contain the following:
1. Submitter’s Name(s) and credential designations (PhD, MA, etc.)
2. Contact Information: name, e-mail address, street address, and telephone number(s)
3. Affiliation: Name and contact information for the institution through which the research will be conducted (university, college, non-profit organization, etc.)
4. Title of Research Activity
5. Summary of Proposed Program (maximum 400 words):
a. A short summary
b. Objectives including the problem, premise, hypothesis or research issue to be addressed
c. The methodologies to be used
d. The expected results
e. Summary of populations or elements to be tested or studied
f. IRB approval status (an institution’s funding may be contingent upon IRB approval)
g. Estimated timeframe for completion
6. Benefits: How this study might benefit populations treated with methods related to energy psychology
7. Brief Biography (maximum 50 words each) for the principal researchers involved
8. Funding Required: Indicate the budgeted estimates to complete the work and whether the research can proceed if “seed” funding is granted which may not cover the total cost of the project. Indicate what is expected to be accomplished with the “seed” funding.
9. Permission to Publish: ACEP will announce the granting of any research awards on both the web site and in its newsletters (e-newsletter and The Energy Field.) ACEP reserves the right to publish the results of any research supported in whole or in part by its grant program in any of its publications or on its website. Researchers may be requested to present the results of their research at an annual ACEP international energy psychology conference.
The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology is an international nonprofit organization promoting professional energy psychology and collaboration among practitioners, researchers and licensing bodies. Energy psychology is a family of mind/body techniques that are clinically observed to consistently help with a wide range of psychological conditions. These interventions address the human vibrational matrix, which consists of three major interacting systems:
• Energy pathways (meridians and related acupoints)
• Energy centers (chakras)
• Human biofield (systems of energy that envelop the body)
These techniques have also been found to be helpful in promoting high-level mind-body health and wellness, and peak performance in the physical, mental and creative arenas of life.