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 $27 million to 244 researchers. More than 75% of these researchers have secured NIH funding and developed lifelong research careers.

Photographed: 2018 Research Award Recipients

2021 Award Opportunities

ALS

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

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

Epilepsy

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

Multiple Sclerosis

Clinician Scientist Development Award in Multiple Sclerosis, funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Brain Foundation

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

Parkinson’s Disease

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

Stroke

Lawrence M. Brass , MD Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Stroke, funded by the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association, and American Brain Foundation

Tourette Syndrome

Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Tourette Syndrome, funded by the Tourette Association of American and American Brain Foundation

 

For more information or questions about the Next Generation Research Grants program, please 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.