What is Brain Awareness Week?
Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, partners host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.
Partners include colleges and universities, hospitals, medical research facilities, K – 12 schools, advocacy groups, outreach organizations, professional associations, government agencies, corporations, and more.
The Dana Foundation invites your organization or institution to join the growing ranks of partners worldwide. Partnership in the campaign is free; programming by individual partners is undertaken at their own expense. Funding is available through three grants programs serving different regions of the world. Visit our Grants section for more information.
What does it mean to be a partner?
Brain Awareness Week partners are committed to advancing public understanding about the brain and the promise of brain research. By registering, you agree to:
- Organize an activity: Hold a lecture, visit a school, present an information table, or promote the campaign on social media. These are just a few ways to celebrate! Visit Plan Your Outreach and Partner Reports for more ideas.
- Share your plans: Post your activities on the Calendar of Events.
- Provide feedback: Submit a Partner Report on the results of your activities.
Brain Awareness Week provides a wonderful opportunity to place your work in the public spotlight. By participating in the campaign, you can:
- Advance your mission within the broader context of a global education initiative.
- Spread the word about the importance of brain science and its critical role in helping people lead healthier, more productive lives.
- Arm the public with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health.
- Insure a future for neuroscientific discovery by inspiring the next generation of scientists.
The Dana Foundation provides partners with free resources to support their brain awareness outreach activities. These include: