Summer Research Seminar 2024

The Quaker Institute for the Future’s 2024 Summer Research Seminar will be online August 12-16 using Zoom. There is no registration fee; instead, participants in QIF videoconferencing seminars are encouraged to make a donation to QIF that is within their means. Youth Grants in the amount of $500 helped support activist/researchers 18-35 (see details below).

The SRS announcement is found in this notice.

QIF Summer Research Seminars create a venue for spirit-led research using Quaker methods of discernment and reflection. The seminars are centered around research presentations that occur within a setting of collaborative discernment conducted as a meeting for worship. Emphasis is placed on supporting those who choose to present the work that they are doing through worship together, along with additional time for questions, clarification, and discussion. Time is also reserved for theme-based discussions, worship sharing, artistic and other creative sharing, and informal interactions among participants. More information about summer research seminars is available here.

Youth Grants for Activists and Researchers

This year, QIF is offering $500 stipends to applicants aged 18 to 35 years old to make a presentation on research or activism that resonates with the QIF mission of advancing a global future of inclusion, social justice, and ecological integrity through Spirit-led participatory research and discernment. This is part of a year long program of Youth Grants. NOTE: People may choose to apply for a Youth Grant independently of the Summer Research Seminar and use it for purposes other than to develop a presentation at the SRS.

If you wish to apply for a Youth Grant for the 2024 SRS, please send your application by July 1.

For more information on the Youth Grants, see: Youth Grants for Activist Researchers 2024

Registration and More Information

We welcome those who wished to present a project to be followed by worshipful discernment including all in attendance, those who wished to participate in introducing and facilitating a theme-based discussion, as well as those who just wished to attend and participate without taking on either a presentation or theme-based facilitation.

Please fill out this registration form to attend and/or present.

You may contact Gray Cox at for additional information about the next SRS, including more about the stipends and how to apply for them.

Schedule and Supporting Information

To help create a safe space for all, we invited participants to use the “Ouch, Whoa, Oops” model: Ouch Whoa Oops Handout

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