The Parapsychological Association (PA) has received another generous donation from Mrs. Marion Roller for the Gilbert Roller Fund. Established in 2009, the fund supports scientific field investigations into macroscopic psychokinetic phenomena such as those reported in sitter-groups, séances, and poltergeist activity, and/or theoretical approaches to help explain the nature of such large-scale effects. Up to $10,000 per year is available to qualified researchers who demonstrate knowledge of past investigations of this type. Application guidelines are available at the PA website. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2013.

Rachel Browning, a past recipient of the Gilbert Roller Fund, has been working with the Furzey Hill Physical Circle in England. Her research aims to determine the source and validity of voices obtained on digital recorders during séances, as well as investigating their concurrence with sitter’s reports of visual phenomena in the group. The fund has also supported a proposal from (and follow-up funding for) Professors Peter Mulacz and Stephen Braude, who have been exploring and assessing the unusual phenomena taking place at the Felix Circle in Germany.

Traditionally most of the modest support for parapsychological research has come from individuals and foundations with the vision and courage needed to support science on the cutting edge. If you would like to support the Gilbert Roller Fund, please visit our Support Page or email the PA at to make a donation. The PA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax-deductible in the USA. Your contributions will enable qualified researchers with professional knowledge of past investigations of this type to continue to explore large-scale psychokinetic phenomena in the real world.