Conducting Yoga Research

ALL GRANTS AND AWARDS FROM SRI ARE NOW DEFUNCT. NO FURTHER AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN. SRI IS NOW IN THE PROCESS OF WINDING UP. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US ASKING FOR FUNDS FOR ANY GRANT, SCHOLARSHIP OR FELLOWSHIP.

SRI had adopted a project-based approach to further its research plan in 5 main areas:

1 the Asana Project
2 the Pranayama Project
3 the Meditation Project
4 Clinical Applications
5 (to be released later)

We were seeking applications from those wishing to be part of SRI's research teams in one or more of these project areas. Areas of interest included various human-based physiological measurements and tests such EEG, EMG, ECG, Melatonin, Cortisol, other assays, etc, as well as various psychological testing, statistical, epidemiological, data collection and analyses, clinical trials as well as exploring associated financial benefits from better public health and corporate well-being.

SRI Yoga Research Grant       more info
Annual award to assist with university-based research into an aspect of yoga for health and well-being.

SRI Graduate Research Scholarship       more info
Annual award to promote a research-based approach to yoga techniques in collaboration with a nationally accredited Yoga-Teacher training diploma course. Scholarship covers all tuition and includes both literature and human research components alongside the diploma.

SRI Post-Graduate Research Fellowship       more info
Annual award for clinical training by assisting SRI plan and conduct its research program of better understanding how certain, yoga practices work: The main focus is on human trials of effects on physiological and psychological systems to identify techniques that may be useful for Heath and Well-being, including efficacy and safety considerations

SRI BMedSci (Clinical Yoga) Scholarship       more info
Annual award includes specific funding for eligible Monash Medical School students to complete an honours degree by research into the application of evidence-based yoga techniques for use in clinical practice. 

According to current ATO regulations ALL SRI Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships are only available for Australian citizens or non citizens who have permanent Australian residency status.

SRI research must be predominantly done in Australia. Any overseas component must be minor or incidental.

Please note also that other than the SRI Research Grant, where you are free to do your own research, any research associated with the SRI Fellowship and Scholarship funding opportunities shall be done for SRI and according to SRI's current research plans. That means you will be assisting SRI to do SRI's research, not to do your your own research. Of course, there is room for choice within SRI's research portfolio, but we do need to get SRI research done.

Any questions, please contact the SRI Research Advisor
research@yogalinks.net

 

 

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SRI University library book donation scheme. Sri has instigated a book donation scheme donating thousands of dollars of quality yoga books for research purposes to various university libraries around Australia.

Click here for a list of books.

University Libraries receiving books so far:

Monash University, Melbourne VIC
University of South Australia, Adelaide SA
University of Newcastle, Newcastle NSW

 

Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/index.htm

http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/health_ethics/human/index.htm

National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (.pdf file)

The World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki (.pdf file)

SRI Policy on the Conduct of Research (.pdf file)

Contact us:
Email: sri@swanresearch.net