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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 over $34 million to nearly 300 researchers. More than 86% of these researchers have secured NIH funding and developed lifelong research careers.

Photographed: 2018 Research Award Recipients

2023 Award Opportunities

Applications for 2023 grants closed on September 1, 2022. Award opportunities were available in ALS, cognitive aging, epilepsy, frontotemporal degeneration, health disparities, mal de débarquement syndrome, migraine, neuromuscular disease, Parkinson’s, 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.

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
Clinical Research Training Scholarship in ALS and Related Disorders
, funded by the CReATe Consortium 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

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 American Brain Foundation, in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology   CLOSED

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   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

Neuromuscular Disease

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Neuromuscular Disease, funded by the Neuromuscular Study Group and the 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

Peripheral Neuropathy

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Peripheral Neuropathy, funded by The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy 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

 

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].

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.