WCSI Postdoctoral Scholars Program

Watson Caring Science Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The WCSI Postdoctoral Scholars Program offers a one year program — open to nurses/health care or other professionals who wish a customized Postdoctoral program of study. Postdoctoral applicants, please review requirements for acceptance below.

The Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for selected Postdoctoral students and Watson Caring Science Scholars to come together with a focused interest and desire to study directly with Dr. Watson in an intimate personal setting in Boulder, Colorado. It is designed, allowing for deeply personal/professional integration and extension of one’s original scholarship and professional goals into Unitary Caring Science as Sacred Science – an interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary field of study and practice.

Deadline — May 16, 2020

Now accepting applications for Postdoctoral program for July 5-8, 2020, Boulderado Hotel – Boulder, Colorado.


This program is based upon an expanding/evolving world view with a global ethical starting point for sacred science. Through this program, Dr. Watson invites deep exploration of values and purposive scholarship of the philosophy and science of human caring-healing-health for self/other/planet. The Postdoctoral Scholars Program is grounded in an evolving consciousness of our shared humanity and one world. This exclusive program is open to applicants who wish to further their study and knowledge of Caring Science as a guide to an enlightened-unitary, sacred model of science for education, practice, research, and leadership.

Requirements for Postdoctoral Acceptance

  • a two-page narrative that speaks to the extent of your scholarly experiences and that captures your personal goals, motivation, intentional focus and desired outcomes as a Watson Caring Science Scholar.

  • Outline the core elements of your program of study plan, with the expectation of finalizing the plan with Dr. Watson. (We can finalize this once you are accepted and we allow for authentic dialogue and planning.) Examples may include:

    • Develop a program of creative scholarship, caring inquiry, enlightened models for education, clinical scholarship-practice
      • Complete an agreed-to personal/professional project or proposal for funding
        • Co-create a joint Caring Science project among the Caring Science Scholars in the program
          • Ontological inquiry of self/cultural practices, translating discovery into professional programs/directions
            • Submit articles for publication or a book on your area of interest
              • Develop workshops and/or a workbook; create a video documentary
                • Other self-generated field of creative scholarship inspired and informed by Caring Science as Sacred Science and purposive personal pursuits.

                  • Requires two, one-week intensive on-site study in intimate setting with Dr. Watson in Boulder, Colorado, in July each year followed up with personal, guided contact with Dr. Watson for full program. Upcoming schedule:

                    • July 5-8, 2020

                    Application fee

                    Please submit a $50 non-refundable application fee to begin the process.

                    Tuition Payment Schedule

                    Postdoctoral — Tuition based on academic calendar year: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021:  $8,800

                    Postdoctoral Payment Plan Options



                    1 Installment
                    • Due July 1st
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                    2 Installments
                    • Includes $50 surcharge per payment
                    • Due July 1st
                    • Due January 1st
                    Submit Payment



                    4 Installments
                    • Includes $50 surcharge per payment
                    • Due July 1st
                    • Due October 1st
                    • Due January 1st
                    • Due April 1st
                    Submit Payment

                    *Late Fee: for all payment plan options, a fee of $75 will be charged for every month the tuition payment is received after the 15th of the month due.

                    For more information contact Dr. Watson    jean@watsoncaringscience.org.