Memory and Cognitive Disorders Awards

These awards support innovative efforts to solve the problems of neurological and psychiatric diseases, especially those related to memory and cognition. They encourage research aimed at translating laboratory discoveries about the brain and nervous system into diagnoses and therapies to improve human health. Collaborative projects between basic and clinical neuroscientists are welcomed, as are proposals that help link basic with clinical neuroscience.

Each year, up to four awards are given. Awards provide $100,000 per year for three years. Funds may be used toward a variety of research activities but not the recipient's salary.

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NOTE: The Memory and Cognitive Disorder Awards were formerly the Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Awards, established originally in 2000 as the Memory and Brain Disorders Awards. The shift to memory and cognitive disorders reflects the Endowment Fund's decision in 2010 to re-emphasize the focus on memory.