Who we are:

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness. We award scientific research grants to improve treatment and ultimately develop cures and methods of prevention to enable people with mental health issues to live full, happy, and productive lives

What we do:

We support innovative research studies that offer the potential for breakthrough discoveries. The Foundation funds out of the box ideas to better understand the causes and develop new ways to effectively treat brain and behavior disorders. These disorders include addiction, ADHD, anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia.

How we do it:

All Foundation Grantees are selected by our Scientific Council, an all-volunteer group of 176 pre-eminent mental health researchers representing every major discipline in brain and behavior research, including two Nobel Laureates and the current and four former Directors of the National Institute of Mental Health.
These distinguished leaders identify new research projects that may be unproven but offer potential for significant breakthroughs. The Scientific Council rigorously reviews and selects the most promising research proposals in which to invest, whether proposed by an early career scientist or an established scientist seeking to explore new paths.

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