Funding world-class research

Information for Researchers

The American Brain Foundation promotes and invests in research across the whole spectrum of brain disease. We believe that when we cure one of these diseases, we will cure many.

Next Generation Research Grants

We continually invest in a broad range of innovative research projects and in new generations of investigative researchers. Our relationship with the American Academy of Neurology allows us access to the best and brightest minds to source the most high-risk and high-reward research.

The American Brain Foundation has provided $33 million to 270 researchers. More than 86% of these researchers have secured NIH funding and developed lifelong research careers.

Photographed: 2018 Research Award Recipients

2022 Award Opportunities

ALS

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in ALS, funded by the ALS Association and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED
Richard Olney Clinician Scientist Development Award in ALS, funded by the ALS Association and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Alzheimer’s Disease

Robert Katzman, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research, funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Autism

Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Autism Research, funded by the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Cognitive Aging

McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss, funded by the McKnight Brain Research Foundation through the American Brain Foundation, and the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Epilepsy

Susan S. Spencer, MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Epilepsy, funded by the American Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Foundation of America, and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

FTD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in FTD, funded by the Holloway Family Fund of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Health Disparities

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Neurodisparities, funded by the Hearst Foundation, Eisai Inc., and American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

LBD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Lewy Body Diseases, funded by The Mary E. Groff Charitable Trust, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Migraine

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Migraine, funded by Amgen, Inc. and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Muscular Dystrophy

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Muscular Dystrophy, funded by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Myasthenia Gravis

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Myasthenia Gravis, funded by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Neuromuscular Disease

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Neuromuscular Disease, funded by the Muscle Study Group and American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Parkinson’s Disease

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Parkinson’s Disease, funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Stroke

Lawrence M. Brass, MD Stroke Research Award, funded by the American Heart Association and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

Tourette Syndrome

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome, funded by the Tourette Association of America and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology  CLOSED

 

For more information or questions about the Next Generation Research Grants program, please view the American Academy of Neurology’s Research Program page or contact grants@americanbrainfoundation.org.

Our Researchers

The American Brain Foundation supports world-class research on cutting edge projects. Funding research across a broad spectrum of the brain and nervous system is the best hope for curing brain disease as a whole.