Who should attend

The ESRI is dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and potential project collaborations, and thus is limited to 120 participants. A selection process will identify those whose interests are best matched to the chosen theme of the year.

Applicants should self-categorize into three categories: Research Fellow, Senior Investigator and Professional.

Research Fellows

Undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research in neuroscience, biological and medical sciences, experimental and clinical psychology, the social sciences and the humanities are considered as “Research Fellows”. Students and early-career researchers and contemplative scholars who work in the interdisciplinary field of contemplative sciences and scholarship are encouraged to apply in this category.
The registration fee for accepted Research Fellows is € 75,-.

Senior Investigators

This category includes stablished academic researchers, contemplative scholars and educators who hold university or college faculty appointments (full-time, clinical or adjunct).
The registration fee for accepted Senior Investigators is € 100,-.


Professionals (e.g. educators, clinicians, therapists, HR managers, change agents) who are independent practitioners or affiliated with non-academic institutions apply in this category. This includes people working in business and (social) entrepreneurship.
The registration fee for accepted Professionals is € 100,-.

For any questions, please email us: esri@mindandlife-europe.org