The Occult Minds project was made possible by a Rubicon Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The competitive Rubicon grant is designed to send talented researchers who obtained their doctorates in the Netherlands to a top research institution abroad, where they will be engaged in postdoctoral research for up to two years. NWO funding started on December 1, 2013, and ran until December 1, 2015. The budget frame for this period was € 123,690 (approx. $ 166,250).