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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. Sign up for email updates on our research grants here.

2025 Next Generation Research Grants

Launching Research Careers

 

The American Brain Foundation’s Next Generation Research Grants fund and support innovative investigations by the best and brightest early-career researchers. These grants are typically limited to investigators who are interested in an academic career in neurological research and have completed residency or a PhD no more than 5 years prior to the beginning of the award.

Applications for 2025 grants open June 3rd, 2024. Award opportunities will be available in ALD, ALS, cognitive aging, epilepsy, FTD, MdDS, neuromuscular disease, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy, and stroke. ABF grants are given through the American Academy of Neurology’s Research Program. For a full listing of AAN’s grant opportunities please visit the AAN Research Program page.

ALD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in ALD, funded by Arrivederci ALD and the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology   OPENS JUNE 3

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   OPENS JUNE 3

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    OPENS JUNE 3

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    OPENS JUNE 3

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    OPENS JUNE 3

FTD

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Frontotemporal Degeneration, 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   OPENS JUNE 3

Mal de Débarquement Syndrome

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Mal de Débarquement Syndrome and Central Vestibular Neurological Disorders, funded by the MdDS Balance Disorder Foundation through the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology   OPENS JUNE 3

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   OPENS JUNE 3

Peripheral Neuropathy

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Peripheral Neuropathy, funded by the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy through the American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology   OPENS JUNE 3

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   OPENS JUNE 3

 

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 [email protected].

2025 Cure One, Cure Many Award

Harnessing Neuroinflammation

 

The 2025 Cure One, Cure Many award Harnessing Neuroinflammation is a groundbreaking, multimillion-dollar research initiative focused on better understanding neuroinflammation’s role in brain disease, and promises to transform the future of brain health.

Insights into neuroinflammation’s role in brain health will allow us to more precisely target diseases as different as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, stroke, brain tumor, epilepsy, migraine, chronic pain, myopathy and neuropathy, traumatic brain injury, schizophrenia, autism and COVID-19-associated brain disease. Together, these diseases affect 60% of the U.S. population and at least 3 billion people worldwide. They attack the essence of what makes us human: thought, speech, emotion, and movement.

Request for proposals coming summer 2024. Learn more about this award here and sign up for email updates on our research grants and awards here.

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.