Hello and Happy Spring,
I hope that this email reaches you all well. I have connected with many of you over the past year or two about the work we are doing at Source Research Foundation. Our primary mission is to provide small research grants to students who study psychedelics. We are gearing up for our 2019 student grants application season and I was hoping that you might help us get the word out on social media, in your labs, or in your informal/formal networks. We accept research grant applications from students in all areas of science and from any student studying psychedelics in the US. As we continue to work on fundraising over the coming years, we currently have a budget of up to 10k to give away this year. We hope to increase this amount in years ahead and we also hope to unveil a community grants program soon. In the meantime, if you happen to know of students who may want to apply, please forward them our flyer. Applications are due June 1st. Attached to this email you will find the flyer for the grants program. Folks can also find information about the grants program, including all application materials, on our website: sourceresearchfoundation.org.
We're proud of all that our awardees are contributing to the psychedelic science field, and are excited to see what our next round of awardees will explore. Here are some updates from our awardees:
Lucia Terpak, 2018 awardee, continues to conduct exploratory interviews with ibogaine providers, after-care providers, and others in the world of ibogaine-assisted addiction therapy. Her fieldwork is set to begin by April at an ibogaine detox clinic in Cancun, Mexico. We are excited to be supporting part of Lucia’s journey and cannot wait to hear about her results!
Brandon Weiss, 2018 awardee, has continued to recruit for his project. He has also began recruiting from a second retreat center, Soltara Healing Center in Costa Rica. Soltara Healing Center's Public Relations representative is currently drafting a press release detailing the general design and aims of his project, as well as Soltara Healing Center's involvement with this project. Brandon is doing wonderful, much needed longitudinal research examining the ceremonial use of Ayahuasca and its effects on personality.
Olivia Marcus, 2018 awardee, is finishing up the last two months of her fieldwork, which involves the investigation of Ayahuasca-assisted therapies for mental health in the Peruvian amazon. In January, she was invited to conduct a workshop at PsycheForum Aya 2019, a mental health-oriented forum related to the World Ayahuasca Conference in Girona, Spain. She will travel to Spain for both of these events. Congratulations on all of your presentations!
Gabby Agin-Liebes, 2018 awardee, is conducting a long-term follow-up examination of outcomes associated with psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy on anxiety and psychosocial distress in cancer patients. She is currently preparing to submit a manuscript for publication from her findings. We are excited for Gabby’s progress and will hopefully be hearing about her results soon!
Funding student research is crucial to advancing our understanding of psychedelics, and we can't do it without your support. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to SRF today. We are a small foundation supported by people just like you, and the more we raise, the more support we can offer to groundbreaking student research projects. Whether it's $10, $50, or $100, every dollar you give directly supports student psychedelic research. Are you in?
Alan Kooi Davis, Ph.D., CCDC
Licensed Psychologist (Maryland: 05932)
President, Founding Director
Source Research Foundation
Thanks for your support,
Alan, Brooke, Kathy, Rafael, Lynnette, Mariana, Dawn, Joseph, and Lauren
The Source Research Foundation Board of Directors