Welcome to the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience



The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience is an independent charitable organization established by The McKnight Foundation to carry out the wishes of its founder, William L. McKnight (1887-1979).

Mr. McKnight, who led the 3M company for three decades, had a personal interest in memory and its diseases. He chose to set aside part of his legacy to bring hope to those suffering from brain injury or disease and cognitive impairment.

Currently, the Endowment Fund for Neuroscience administers four awards which support young and established neuroscientists and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration:


For deadlines, eligibility requirements, and other application information, click on the awards program listed above.