Scientific Innovations Award

In addition to BRF’s Fay/Frank Seed Grants, the Foundation also awards larger grants to distinguished investigators through the Scientific Innovations Award. Please see below to learn how the award recipients are helping to advance the field of neuroscience.

2018 Scientific Innovations Award Winners
Imaging dynamics of endogenous protein interactions in single dendritic spines
Ryohei Yasuda, Ph.D.
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience

Success Stories

The following stories are only a sample of the progress Brain Research Foundation has enabled in the field of neuroscience. Every day, we’re helping researchers work toward important scientific discoveries that broaden the scope of our understanding.

Parkinson’s disease
2011 Scientific Innovations Award
Paul Greengard, Ph.D.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2000)
Vincent Astor Professor, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience of the Comparative Bioscience Center, Rockefeller University
Targeted Therapy with Nanodevices
Nanodevices to Treat Neurological Diseases
2013 Scientific Innovations Award
Brian Litt, M.D.
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
2011 Scientific Innovations Award
F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.
Neidich Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at
NYU Langone Medical Center and Nathan Kline Institute

Scientific Innovations Award Archive