The Dana Foundation provides funding for Brain Awareness Week outreach activities through two grants programs serving different regions of the world: 1) a partnership with the International Brain Research Organization supporting the United States, Canada, Africa, Latin America, and the Asia/Pacific region; and 2) a partnership with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies supporting Europe.
The goal is to help participants worldwide expand their Brain Awareness Week programming and reach broader and more diverse audiences with information about the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.
Information and timelines for these Foundation-supported grants programs are outlined below.
IBRO/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Grants
Now in its fourth year, the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO)/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Grants Program aims to educate the public about the wonders of the brain and the benefits of neuroscience research by increasing opportunities for outreach in regions challenged by a lack of resources, support, and/or public understanding about the brain. The funding supports projects organized for Brain Awareness Week in countries outside of Europe. Up to 1,250 USD is awarded to each successful proposal.
The IBRO/Dana Foundation program is expected to launch in early September 2022 for programs organized in celebration of Brain Awareness Week 2023. Visit the IBRO website for more information.
FENS/Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Grants
Since 2005, the Dana Foundation has given an annual grant to the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) to support the outreach efforts of Brain Awareness Week participants in Europe. Up to 1,000 EUR in funding is available to selected projects. More than thirty projects from 20+ countries receive funding each year.
The FENS/Dana Foundation program is expected to launch again in the fall of 2022 for programs organized in celebration of Brain Awareness Week 2023. Visit the FENS website for more information.