Funding Guidelines

The McKnight Brain Research Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.

What We Fund

As champions of cognitive aging research to help improve brain health, we will fund proposals from domestic public charities, universities or colleges, as well as from individuals who apply with sponsorship from an organization that is tax exempt for United States federal income tax purposes.

In reviewing applications for funding, we will fund the following types of research projects:

  • Innovative and efficient approaches to fundamental medical research of the brain on the mechanisms underlying the formation, storage and retrieval of memories, the impairment of these processes associated with aging, and the development of therapeutic strategies to prevent and/or alleviate of these impairments in humans, intended principally for clinical application.
  • Seed grants to initiate promising new projects for medical research of the brain related to age-related memory loss.
  • Grants to charitable organizations or institutions involved in medical research of the brain related to age-related memory loss.
  • Proposals for collaborative support between individual research scientists of different institutions and organizations focused on age-related memory loss.

The McKnight Brain Institutes

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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University of Arizona

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University of Florida

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University of Miami

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