Research projects


Applicants can apply for funding for up to three consecutive years With funding of up to $900,000

LOS ANGELES, October 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Up to 10 major neuroscientific research projects related to a concept called “The Science of Perception Box” are being funded by the Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, with each project receiving three consecutive years of funding up to $900,000. The application process officially started this week, with the first stage an open call for letters of intent, and the second an invitation to up to 30 applicants to submit a full proposal, which, where possible, will be subject to of a double-blind examination. external review of proposed science. The project was announced by Elizabeth R. Kochthe founder of Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, and Christof Koch, chief scientist of the Tiny Blue Dot Foundation. More information about this research project can be found on the Tiny Blue Dot website.

During the last decade, Elizabeth Koch has helped found companies in publishing, media, neuroscience and transformational experiences. They include: Tiny Blue Dot Foundation, a research foundation that seeks to understand and measure the quantity and quality of consciousness; Catapult, an award-winning publishing house that celebrates extraordinary storytelling; and, more recently, Unlikely Collaborators which creates unlikely collaborations across four areas: Experiences, Storytelling, Investments and Impact. All of Koch’s businesses and activities share the same goal of making people aware of their Collection box™, a powerful metaphor that was created and trademarked by Koch.

“We all live in an invisible but ever-present mental box – a perception box,” she explains. “Built from the material of your beliefs, the Perception Box has the power to warp your reality and leave you isolated, disconnected and fearful. By asking sometimes contradictory but always consequential questions, our goal is to show people how to understand and working with their perception box – how to overcome the limiting beliefs that hold them back, expand the possibilities of perception, and invite new ways of seeing and being seen.”

“We seek to fund rigorous, empirical, statistically valid, and robust neuroscientific research,” said Christof Koch. “Our grant funds will be used by grantees to support research to develop techniques and interventions relevant to expanding the walls of people’s perception box, to measure the effectiveness of these techniques and interventions for neurotypical and/or or clinically defined populations and to track their basis in the brain using appropriate tools.”

“Remember that the ultimate goal of all this research is to help improve the physical and mental well-being and health of as many people everywhere as possible,” said Elizabeth Koch.

Grants may only be made to medical schools, colleges, universities, or not-for-profit research organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and, in the extent permitted by the Tax Code, to similar bodies located within or outside United States (collectively referred to as the “Applicant Institution”). The Principal Investigator must be a clinical, applied, or basic science researcher at the applicant institution with an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. Research should be focused on finding or developing tools and interventions to help expand the walls of people’s perception box, to measure and track the effects of these tools and interventions on mind, behaviors and the subjects’ brains. Please also see the Detailed criteria section.

To help applicants through the process, we will host webinars at key stages. The webinars will be recorded to accommodate applicants from different time zones, with the first taking place on October 10.

A complete schedule for the project is as follows:

October 3, 2022: Letter of intent opens
October 10, 2022 (0800 PDT): Application Orientation Webinar
November 7, 2022 (1800 PST): closure of the letter of intent
November 30, 2022 (approx.): Selected LOIs are notified
December 5, 2022 (0800 PST): Save the date for Full Application Orientation Webinar 2
February 1, 2023 (1800 PST): Deadline for submission of full proposals
May 2023: Financing decision

About Tiny Blue Dot Foundation
The Tiny Blue Dot Foundation strives to help people understand that they are living in their own Collection box whose walls can be expanded to minimize suffering, increase acceptance of self and others, and view trauma/other challenges as opportunities for growth. Our mission is to develop Collection box modification techniques that are safe, effective, reliable, measurable, widely available and easy to use.

The Tiny Blue Dot Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. © 2022 Petit Point Bleu Foundation. All rights reserved. Perception Box is a registered trademark of Unlikely Collaborators & Elizabeth R. Koch.

SOURCE Tiny Blue Dot Foundation