Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Summary

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

In recognition of the critical role that basic research plays in understanding the brain, the Foundation is committing to a $2 million increase in its annual support for the most promising young scientists nationwide conducting neurobiological research to support the goals of the BRAIN Initiative through its Young Investigator Grants.

 

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research. 

In recognition of the critical role that basic research plays in understanding the brain, the Foundation is committing to a $2 million increase in its annual support for the most promising young scientists nationwide conducting neurobiological research to support the goals of the BRAIN Initiative through its Young Investigator Grants.

 

Web Information

Website:  bbrfoundation.org/

YouTube Channel:  youtube.com/BBRFoundation

Twitter:   twitter.com/bbrfoundation

Facebook:  facebook.com/bbrfoundation

Wikipedia Entry:  wiki/Brain_Behavior_Research_Foundation

Contact Information

Emailinfo@bbrfoundation.org.

Phone: 646-681-4888

Address: Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

90 Park Avenue, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10016

Organization

President: Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.

Board of Directors

Scientific Council

Staff Directory

 

Background

The BRAIN Initiative Fact Sheet 9/30/14

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committing to a $2 million increase in its annual support for young scientists working on the goals of the BRAIN Initiative:

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation invests in cutting-edge research projects to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent and cure mental illness. In recognition of the critical role that basic research plays in understanding the brain, the Foundation is committing to a $2 million increase in its annual support for the most promising young scientists nationwide conducting neurobiological research to support the goals of the BRAIN Initiative through its Young Investigator Grants. The Foundation also continues to support the public television series “Healthy Minds,” which this season will include episodes highlighting The BRAIN Initiative and the importance of research.

 

About the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

From Website “Who we are”

Since 1987 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded over $324 million to fund 4,784 NARSAD grants to more than 3,700 scientists around the world.

Our mission:

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

How we do it:

100% of all donor contributions for research are invested in NARSAD Grants leading to discoveries in understanding causes and improving treatments of disorders in children and adults, such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, autism, and bipolar, attention-deficit hyperactivity, post-traumatic stress and obsessive-compulsive disorders.

Our credentials:

Over a quarter of a century, we have awarded over $324 million worldwide to more than 3,700 scientists carefully selected by our prestigious Scientific Council.

Our vision:

To bring the joy of living to those affected by mental illness – those who are ill and their loved ones.

Our values:

What we believe:

  • Better treatments and breakthroughs come from scientific discovery.
  • Only fund scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.
  • 100% of contributions for research go directly to research. Costs for administration and fund raising are underwritten by outside grants.
  • Our financial operations must be transparent. Those who manage our Foundation must be committed to honesty and integrity.
  • Strategic partnerships that further our mission will be developed with transparency.
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