Brain Awareness Week
GrantsProgramforU.S.andCanada

The Dana Foundation’s Brain Awareness Week Outreach Grants Program provides funding to a select group of U.S. and Canadian partners to support their outreach activities during the campaign.

Up to $1,500.00 USD is awarded to each successful applicant. To be eligible to receive a grant, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Your institution/organization must qualify as a public charity under U.S. tax laws.
  • Your institution/organization must be a registered Brain Awareness Week partner from the United States or Canada. Visit Become a Partner to register.
  • Your outreach programming must be in celebration of Brain Awareness Week and take place during January-April.
  • Your programming must be free for all attendees.

Both in-person and online/virtual events are eligible to receive funding.

Applications are reviewed by a committee of neuroscientists and other outreach specialists and judged according to the following criteria:

  • the overall quality of the proposed program and its specific activities;
  • the program’s relevance to Brain Awareness Week’s mission to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science;
  • the impact of the program in terms of the number and diversity of people to be reached; and
  • the creativity and originality of the program in its approach to outreach.

The program is no longer accepting applications for the 2022 campaign. The 2022 awardees will be announced in January. Grantees will be required to submit a report on the results of their Brain Awareness Week programs.

In 2021, the program funded the outreach activities of 35 Brain Awareness Week partners in 20 states. Click here to read detailed summaries of our 2021 grantees’ programming.

Questions? Please contact us at bawgrants@dana.org.

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