2020 Call for Applications to The Lyn Buchanan Grant

The International Remote Viewing Association (IRVA) is now accepting applications from undergraduate and graduate students for the Lyn Buchanan Grant in connection with the IRVA Conference to be held in Las Vegas on March 20-22, 2020.

2020 Conference Hotel

IRVA is a non-profit member organization founded in 1999, and comprised of scientists, remote-viewing professionals, students, and others interested in Remote Viewing, a novel perceptual discipline for gaining information not available to the ordinary physical senses. Used extensively by so-called "psychic spies" during the Cold War for classified military projects, Remote Viewing has a long history both as an intelligence-gathering tool and as the subject of research and applications in the civilian world.

In furtherance of IRVA’s mission to promote education and research in the field of Remote Viewing, the Lyn Buchanan Grant is intended to build relationships between the Remote Viewing community and students whose course of study or other factors indicate the potential for future high-quality research or scholarship in the field of Remote Viewing. Applicants will be evaluated against this criterion, and are encouraged to keep this in mind when responding to the essay question in the application.

Lyn Buchanan

The Lyn Buchanan Grant is named in honor of Leonard (“Lyn”) Buchanan, one of the founding members of IRVA, former member and trainer of the U.S. Army’s Remote Viewing unit at Ft. Meade, author of The Seventh Sense, and teacher of civilian remote-viewing students for over 20 years and counting. The Lyn Buchanan Grant is made possible by a donation from Gail Husick of the Husick Group LLC, which offers professional remote-viewing services to individual, business, government and law-enforcement clients.

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines, including but not limited to Psychology, Philosophy, Engineering, Physics, and Religion, are encouraged to apply for the Lyn Buchanan Grant. The 2020 Lyn Buchanan Grant provides up to $1,500 in direct payment or reimbursed expenses, including:

  • Coach-class airfare or equivalent travel to/from Las Vegas
  • Accommodations at the Las Vegas South Point Hotel for 3 nights
  • Ticket to IRVA 2020 conference banquet
  • Meal allowance ($60 per day for 3 days)
  • Full IRVA 2020 conference registration fee*
  • One-year IRVA membership, including subscription to Aperture magazine*

* The conference registration fee and one-year membership fee will be waived by IRVA, and will not count against the grant limit of $1500.


Applicant must be at least 21 years of age by 19 March 2020. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing at an accredited academic institution for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters. Extra consideration will be given to applicants who have not previously attended an IRVA conference.

For further information about the IRVA Conference, to be held March 20, 21, & 22, visit and for questions email

To Apply:

Please fully complete the online Lyn Buchanan Grant Application.


All applications must be received prior to December 31. Top finalists may be interviewed via Skype or Zoom prior to final selection. A decision will be made no later than January 31. Acceptance of the grant must be made in writing no later than Feb 15. No later than the date of acceptance, the winner must provide proof of the required school registration and proof of date of birth.

Expectations, Requirements, and Disbursement Details:

Within 30 days following the conference, the winner will submit a short article (approx. 1,000 words) about his or her experiences at the conference – including insights gained from the presentations and highlights of interactions with other attendees – for publication in IRVA’s magazine Aperture.

To allow the winner to network with other conference attendees, the winner’s hotel accommodations will be booked directly by IRVA at the conference hotel, The South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Hotel room rate and required taxes/fees will be paid directly by IRVA out of the grant amount. Other hotel charges such as room service or incidentals will be the responsibility of the winner, and the winner will be required to provide a credit card to the hotel at check-in for this purpose.

The winner’s ticket for the conference dinner banquet will be arranged directly through IRVA and paid out of the grant amount. Additionally, a daily meal allowance of $60 per day will be provided in cash at the beginning of the conference ($180).

The winner will directly book and pay for his or her transportation to/from the conference. Such transportation costs (limited to actual costs incurred, and not exceeding coach class or equivalent) will be reimbursed following the conference upon presentation of receipts. The winner is expected to attend the entire conference, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of this reimbursement amount (reasonable exceptions will be made for circumstances beyond the winner’s control, such as flight delays or medical emergencies). Winner may be reimbursed less than the full cost of transportation to the extent that full reimbursement would exceed the grant limit of $1,500 when combined with costs for hotel accommodations (estimate $500), banquet ticket ($70) and meal allowance ($180).

The winner will be responsible for any applicable income taxes.

IRVA reserves the right to waive restrictions and conditions in its sole discretion.