Academic institutions in America are dominated by scientific materialists. This does not stop the courageous pioneer scientists who work on consciousness. Knowing the circumstances I cannot stress enough how courageous these scientists are. One of these academicians is David Chalmers who deserves a special mention. By sheer brilliance he created a stir in the academic world and now we see academic positions being created for consciousness research.
Among the professional and academic physicists there is a real interest in consciousness research. Some of them explained to me that they would like to do consciousness research but they don’t know where to start. Basically, consciousness research is too challenging. You cannot really use math but we have to start somewhere.
The best place to start is David Chalmer’s web page. He has many other links.