Grants for Scientific Research
In 1994 the BIAL Foundation launched a Grants programme for scientific research with the aim of encouraging the research into healthy human being’s physical and mental processes, namely in fields still largely unexplored but which warrant further scientific analysis, as Psychophysiology and Parapsychology
Since its launch, applications to the BIAL Foundation Grants have been increasing. Up to now 610 projects have been supported, involving about 1350 researchers from 25 countries.
The approved applications have benefited from grants in amounts ranging from €5,000 to €50,000. The amount to be granted is fixed by the Scientific Board according to the needs of each project.
The research funded by the BIAL Foundation in the areas of Psychophysiology and Parapsychology from 1994 to April 2017 resulted in the publication of a total 762 articles in indexed journals, 617 of which in journals with an average impact factor of 3.4 and 105 in journals with an impact factor greater than 5. In April 2017 there was a substantial number of citations (10.088), with 138 publications cited more than 20 times.
Among the researchers supported by the BIAL Foundation, is worth highlighting the presence of scientists from prestigious universities from the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, France, Australia, Russia, Spain and Japan, among many others.