Helping to launch research careers

Next Generation Research Grants

The American Brain Foundation’s Next Generation Research Grants fund and support innovative investigations by the best and brightest early-career researchers. Funding research across a broad spectrum of the brain is our best hope for finding better treatments, prevention, and cures for brain diseases and disorders. With the support of our donors, we’re helping to launch long-term careers for the next generation of clinical neuroscience researchers so that one day we can all enjoy life without brain disease.

Find our 2025 Next Generation Research Grant opportunities here to learn more and apply.

Meet the Class of 2024

Next Generation Research Grant Recipients

Haopei Yang, PhD

Meet Our Past Researchers

Each year, the American Brain Foundation supports researchers across the whole spectrum of brain disease. Learn more about the researchers, projects and brain diseases from previous years below.

Impact of Next Generation Research Grants

The American Brain Foundation was founded to bring researchers and donors together in the fight against brain disease. Our Next Generation Research Grants have provided millions of dollars to fund the innovative research of early-career investigators, encouraging passion for research and laying the groundwork for future success.

Research Partners

American Academy of Neurology – Our Founder & Research Partner


The ALS Association

Alzheimer’s Association

American Epilepsy Society

American Heart Association

Amgen Inc.

Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration

CReATe Consortium

Eisai Inc.

Epilepsy Foundation

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

Hearst Foundations

The Mary E. Groff Charitable Trust

McKnight Brain Research Foundation

MdDS Foundation

Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America

Muscle Study Group

Muscular Dystrophy Association

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Parkinson’s Foundation

Tourette Association of America