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The McKnight Brain Research Foundation champions research to better understand age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. We continually invest in a wide range of research projects and support new generations of emerging researchers to meet our goal of alleviating the effects of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.

As people are living longer and looking to remain independent and live rich, full lives, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation offers scholarships and grants to attract bright young researchers and support current researchers in advancing the understanding and alleviation of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.

To date, the Foundation has funded more than $180 million in research specifically targeting cognitive aging, age-related cognitive decline and memory loss through direct contributions and strategic initiatives in partnership with the four McKnight Brain Institutes and the National Institute on Aging through the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

 

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The application period for the 2021 McKnight Clinical Translational Research Scholarship in Cognitive Aging and Age-Related Memory Loss Scholarships has closed.

Please check back for details on the 2021 McKnight Scholarship recipients and the 2022 scholarship application period.

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The Foundation champions research to better understand and eliminate the effects of age-related cognitive decline and memory loss. Find out how you can join the team of researchers working to advance our mission of helping people achieve a lifetime of cognitive health.

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