Funding Criteria

The I OM Foundation is dedicated to understanding the underlying science and clinical impact of orgasmic meditation (OM). To that end, we conduct and fund biomedical and social research ranging from survey studies to clinical trials.

Research may include:

  • Physiological, EEG, fMRI, psychological, and/or cognitive measurements before, during, or after an OM

  • Effects of an OM practice on stress, depression, resilience, or other disorders using self-report, wearable devices, and/or professional evaluation

  • Device development

Proposals are considered upon invitation from I OM Foundation. If you feel you have research that we would find appropriate to fund, please contact us.

Proposals will be evaluated for scientific rigor, significance, and environment.

Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator)

Any individual(s) with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research as the Program Director(s)/Principal Investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) is invited to work with his/her organization to develop an application for support. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and women are always encouraged to apply. The PD/PI should be an established investigator in the scientific area in which the application is targeted and capable of providing both administrative and scientific leadership to the development and implementation of the proposed program. The PD/PI will be expected to monitor and assess the program and submit all documents and reports as required.