Our Impact

Funding research across a broad spectrum of the brain and nervous system is our best hope for finding better treatments, prevention, and cures for the brain diseases affecting 1 in 6 people. That is why the American Brain Foundation has invested millions of dollars to support innovative scientific investigations by the best and the brightest researchers.

To date we have supported 233 projects in partnership with the leading organizations fighting brain disease, through our joint funding of:

  • Clinical Research Training Scholarships—$150,000 awards, supporting two-year investigations by early-to-mid career clinical researchers across a broad spectrum of brain and nervous system diseases.
  • Clinician Scientist Development Awards–$240,000 awards, supporting three-year clinical research investigations working to discover new therapies in specific disease areas.

To see the latest available awards, click here.

The American Brain Foundation invites and welcomes individual and institutional donors interested in launching one or more research awards in a specific disease or diseases. To learn about the research we have funded and to meet our researchers, click here.

To expand our impact, the American Brain Foundation is bringing the public together with researchers on our crowdfunding site. Now donors can help outsmart brain disease by joining online crowdfunding campaigns in support of medical research projects. Click here to learn more about this exciting new initiative.

The American Brain Foundation has a unique research partnership with the American Academy of Neurology—the world’s largest association serving neurologists and the neuroscience community. This unique partnership allows us access the best and brightest minds to source the most high-risk high-reward research on brain disease. All research projects funded by the American Brain Foundation (including research awards and online projects) are vetted by the American Academy of Neurology.

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