Research & Grants

American Brain Foundation (ABF) Grants
The ABF provides millions of dollars for grants primarily designed to generate preliminary data to support applications to the NIH for larger grants, and has been very successful in this mission.  In addition to traditional grant applications, the ABF assists interested researchers in setting up crowd-funding initiatives to support their research.

ABPN Awards & Grants
The ABPN offers grants to support training in residency & fellowship education and lifelong learning (the ABPN Faculty Innovation in Education Award; 1-2 years, $50,000 to $100,000), and also to support research projects focused on assessing the competency of neurologists via initial and continuing certification programs (the ABPN Research Award; 1-2 years, $50,000 to $100,000).  Further information at

Basic Science Training and Faculty Development Awards
NIH Research Career Development Awards:
Society for Neuroscience Early Career Awards:
American Brain Foundation:

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Grants
The BBRF is one of the most highly regarded foundations of its kind, providing millions of dollars for research into behavioral neurology and mental health. Many investigators go on to receive larger federal and private grants based on their BBRF Grant projects.

Clinical Research Startup Guides
The University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and also the UCSF Offices of Clinical Research have instructive websites providing useful resources on the details and steps for starting industry sponsored clinical trials:

University of Pennsylvania OCR:


MGNet RDCRN Clinical Research and Training Grants
The Myasthenia Gravis Rare Disease Network which provides grants in: Clinical Research in MG ($75,000), and the MGNet Scholar Program for Young Investigators ($78,000/year, renewable) at

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