AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
ERASMUS SCHOLARSHIP 1990-1991
University of Barcelona/Cardiff University (United Kingdom)
GEORGE WESTBY PRIZE 1991
Academic Excellence, Cardiff University, United Kindom
DOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING FELLOWSHIP 1992-1993
University and Research Commission of the Catalonian Council, Barcelona, Spain.
“LA CAIXA” FELLOWSHIP 1993-1995
"La Caixa" Cultural Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
FETZER PRESIDENTIAL AWARD 1996
The Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
LEADING SCHOLAR 2000-2010
Esalen Center for Theory and Research, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California
PARLIAMENT OF THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS 2004
In 2004 Ferrer was invited by Raimon Panikkar to present his work on embodied spirituality at the Parliament of World's Religions in Barcelona, Spain. Practitioners from numerous religious traditions attended the workshop, including Buddhist and Christian monks, Hindu devotees, Sikhs, and Indigenous healers.
ADVISOR TO RELIGIONS FOR PEACE AT THE UNITED NATIONS 2009-2011
Project:“Harnessing the Socially Transformative Power of Spiritual Assets for Healing and Building Compassionate Communities”
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION 2010
The American Academy of Religion 2010 Annual Meeting featured a panel on Ferrer and Sherman's anthology, The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religions Studies (SUNY Press, 2007), with contributions from professors Jeffrey Kripal, Lee Irwin, Beverly Lanzetta, and Ann Gleig.
ADVISOR TO THE SMART CITIES PROJECT 2018-2019
Educaopi 3.0 Observatorio de Innovación Educativa, Spain.
ADVISOR TO THE GALILEO COMMISSION 2018-PRESENT
Scientific and Medical Network, United Kingdom
EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER
Sexuality and Culture, The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, Spirituality and Health International, International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, Journal of Transpersonal Research, Journal of Holistic Psychology, World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research
SELECT PLENARY ADDRESSES AND INVITED LECTURES
The British Psychological Society, Rice University, University of San Diego, University of Florida, American Academy of Religion, Ritsumekian University, University of Witten-Herdecke, Universidad Intercontinental de Mexico, Michigan State University, University of Baja California, Manchester Metropolitan University, Udayana University, Universidad de Chile, University of Toronto, Regent's College of London
In 2015 Ferrer was interviewed by Pulitzer Prize nominee Robert Wright in MeaningofLife.tv In 2018 he was interviwed by Jeffrey Mishlove in New Thinking Allowed.
DOCUMENTARIES AND TV PROGRAMS
Ferrer has been interviewed for numerous documentaries such as The Science of the Soul, In Touch with the Deathless, and Technologies of Consciousness, as well as TV programs such as Private Matters (Marin TV, California), Meaning of Life TV (United States), and New Thinking Allowed (United States).
CREATOR OF EMBODIED SPIRITUAL INQUIRY
In 2005 Ferrer created Embodied Spiritual Inquiry, a novel integral educational approach and contemplative research method that has been featured in numerous journals, anthologies, and conferences. In 2010, after his invited teaching at Ritsumekian University (Kyoto, Japan), professors Yoshi Nakagawa and Yoshi Matsuda edited the anthology, Integral Approach: Integral Transformative Inquiry (Kyoto, Japan: Institute of Human Sciences, Ritsumeikan University).