Neuroscience & Society Pilot Projects

Funding Agency:
Dana Foundation

The Dana Foundation is leading efforts to build the emerging and critical field of neuroscience and society, which bridges the gap between research in the lab and the interdisciplinary skills needed to use it to improve people’s lives. Through our work, we strive to foster collaboration between students, neuroscience and society scholars, funders, policymakers, professionals, and communities​ in pursuit of advancing knowledge and co-creating neuroscience-informed solutions to complex societal problems.   

Our grants are organized around three program areas—Dana Education, Dana NextGen, and Dana Frontiers—that support education, training, and public engagement on neuroscience and society issues. Letters of interest must identify the Dana Foundation program to which you are applying and address how the proposed project aligns with that program’s goal and objectives. Visit our website for information about the goal and objectives of each program area. Letters of interest also must indicate how the proposed project aligns with the Dana Foundation’s values

Reviewing our funded Neuroscience & Society grants will provide good examples of the kind of work we aim to fund. Our FAQs for Grant Seekers may also be helpful to interested applicants.

We are currently accepting LOIs for pilot projects in Neuroscience & Society.

Applicants may request up to $150,000 in funding for projects over a period of up to 18 months. 

Letters will be accepted on a rolling basis. See below for application deadlines for 2024: 

  • Feb 16, 2024 deadline for the summer decision-making cycle (please note that applicants invited to submit a full proposal for the summer cycle will be notified by March 1 and then have approximately one month to complete it).
  • May 31, 2024 deadline for the fall decision-making cycle.

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Community Outreach and Engagement
Curriculum Development
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 16, 2024