Grants are offered by OPUS as as funds become available. If you are interested in contributing to an OPUS scholarship award, please contact OPUS Administration at 805.969.5750 | Email.
OPUS is currently offering the 2018 Christine Downing Dissertation Fellowship
Recent grant programs offered through special funding include:
2014 Vision Scholarships
The 2014 Vision Scholarship program offered $63,000 in one-time scholarships to newly admitted, full-time masters or doctoral students in any discipline. Eleven recipients were selected from four institutions:
Megan Bisbee, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Heather Boni, Florida State
Stacy Brooks, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Michael Comlish, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Jolene Hamilton, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Jenner Jones, Pacfica Graduate Institute
Jesse Proia, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Luis Tentindo, University of California, Los Angeles
Stephen Tumolo, Gonzaga University
Jessica Williams, Pacifica Graduate Institute
2014-2015 Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman Scholarship
The Joseph Campbell & Jean Erdman: Celebrating the Marriage of Mythology & Dance Scholarship offered a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to a new or continuing full-time graduate student in the field of dance or choreography. The Scholarship awardee is:
2013 New Mythos II Grant Awards
“James Hillman had a powerful ability to look at so many aspects of the human experience in startling and uniquely revealing ways. It was wonderful to see these scholars capture his essence so poignantly and undertake Hillmanian explorations into such new realms.”
–Robert D. Wagner, Jr. Ph.D. Chair, Selection committee
OPUS Archives and Research Center is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2013 New Mythos II Research Grant: James Hillman and Archetypal Psychology.
From the 39 initial submissions, the final selection committee, comprised of Dr. Robert Hinshaw, Margot McLean-Hillman, Dr. Ginette Paris, Dr. Michael Sipiora and Dr. Mary Watkins, selected three finalists who demonstrated exceptional and keenly relevant responses to the guiding question: How can James Hillman’s archetypal perspective help us shed new light on the pressing challenges and inspiring possibilities of our time?
The esteemed committee spent significant time carefully reviewing each grant application and reported exceptional quality and creativity amidst the proposals and the process of choosing finalists was challenging. OPUS wholeheartedly congratulates these grant winners whose projects seek to be integral in the visioning of a New Mythos for our collective experiences:
Ipek Burnett – The Impossible Innocence: An Archetypal Inquiry into the American Psyche
Benjamin Gaddes – Less the Act: The Transgressive Erotics and Archetypal Dialectics of Child Sexual Abuse
Dr. Lucy Huskinson – Being Built: Re-Visioning Architectural Design and Urban Planning for Our Existential Needs
The Cooking vessel of the soul takes in everything, everything can become soul; and by taking into its imagination any and all evens, psychic space grows.
–James Hillman, Re-Visioning Psychology