In order to continue to forge new knowledge within the field of neuropsychoanalysis it is vitally important to conduct meaningful and scientifically sound research. This endeavour requires dedication, open-mindedness, resources (both financial and infrastructural) and the interdisciplinary knowledge and collaboration that is so valued and encouraged by the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation. The overall goal is to promote a broad range of relevant research topics, including those which: (i) involve neurobiological aspects such as brain injury, neurophysiology measures, and/or pharmacological treatment; (ii) have some direct link to a neuroscientific or neuropsychoanalytic body of thought; (iii) involve psychoanalytic case presentations that can be analysed and interpreted from a neuropsychoanalytic perspective.
The Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation has grant funding available to researchers who are looking to investigate topics that have both neuroscientific and psychoanalytic aspects. Such studies can encompass: experimental research on animal or human subjects; investigations into neurological clinical populations; and/or the use of psychoanalytic hypotheses in neuroscientific investigations.
For further information about the NPSA research grant, please click here.
We are extremely fortunate to have had a number of successful and distinguished recipients of our grant funding, with each research project making a significant contribution to understanding the mind and brain.
We are also proud to be affiliated with a number of research labs from around that world that promote and support neuropsychoanalytic research. To view the current list of labs, please click here.
In honor of the special friendship of three men – Alfred Pritchard Sloan, William Clare Menninger and Karl Augustus Menninger – and in honor of Howard Shevrin, who died in Ann Arbor on January 18, 2018, annual prizes are awarded to an emerging researcher and an established researcher. To view the list of past winners, please click here.