Through the generous support of donors interested in neurobiological research, the Department of Neurobiology is fortunate to be able to offer some fellowships and research funds to support graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty. This list is accessible only to investigators in the department.

The department has a number of internally supported funding opportunities. Click here for more information.

The Bertarelli Foundation  supports research projects in neuroengineering, with a focus on novel approaches to understanding or treating sensory disorders through collaborations between Harvard and Swiss scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.

The Alice and Joseph E. Brooks Funds are used to support outstanding international postdoctoral trainees in the department.

The Leonard and Isabelle Goldenson Fund was established to support research bearing on cerebral palsy and related neuromuscular conditions with relevance to those factors important to accompanying disorders of mobility.

Ellen R. and Melvin J. Gordon Fellowship Fund for the Cure and Treatment of Paralysis was established in 2013 to promote collaboration of clinical and basic science research directed aimed at the cure and treatment of paralysis.

Harvard / MIT Joint Research Grants Program in Basic Neuroscience supports collaborative research in basic neuroscience.  Proposals for innovative, high risk, basic neuroscience research are invited from principal investigators from across the Harvard and MIT communities.  

Hearst Awards Program at HMS provides awards to young basic and clinical investigators at HMS, focusing since 2000 specifically on neuromotor function.  

The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) has partnered with Harvard Medical School to promote scientific development, technological advances and training in high technology.  The IIT supports Italian postdoctoral trainees doing research in laboratories at HMS.

The G.V.R. Khodadad Research Fund was established at Harvard Medical School in 2012 as an endowment to support research into the neurogenetics of aggressive behavior and excessive selfishness.

The Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Center for the Study of Neurodegenerative Disorders was established at Harvard Medical School in May of 1995.  The Lefler Funds support faculty, postdoctoral fellows and predoctoral students doing innovative studies that shed light on neurogenesis, neurodegeneration and other neurological diseases.  

The Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Fund was established at Harvard Medical School through the generosity of David and Hildegarde Mahoney and the Charles A. Dana Foundation to support postdoctoral fellows doing fundamental research and training relating to neurological and psychiatric disorders.

The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation supports postdoctoral trainees and junior faculty members doing autism-related research.  

The Quan Fellowships provide support for outstanding, articulate predoctoral students who have shown significant leadership qualifications.

Department of Neurobiology Graduate Fellowship provides fellowship support to individuals pursuing a doctoral degree in neuroscience.  

Andrew B. Suzman Research Fund was established in 2013 to elucidate the physical basis of mental activity, advance understanding of the inner workings of brain development, and attain new knowledge of how the brain controls health and disease.