A pyramidal neuron from the cerebral cortex of a primate. (Graphic cropped) Credit: Patricia Goldman-Radic, Yale University

The Kavli Foundation supports scientific research into the most complex and advanced product of nature—the human brain.

Kavli Neuroscience Institutes

These institutes are deepening our understanding of the brain, seeking fundamental answers about who we are, how we behave, and what is consciousness, as well as providing the knowledge for addressing debilitating diseases and conditions. There are currently four institutes:

Kavlie Prize - NeuroscienceKavli Prize in Neuroscience

The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience s awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience and related facets of the brain and nervous system. The Kavli Prize consists of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars.

Futures Symposia and Frontiers in Science

The Kavli Futures Symposia a series of high quality scientific symposia on topics of emerging importance in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The Frontiers of Science symposia bring together some of the very best young scientists across many disciplines to share and discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields.

Educational Resources

Videos and feature pieces have been created for teachers and students. This includes video interviews with acclaimed researchers Eric Kandel, M.D. and Edvard and May-Britt Moser, a video introduction and panel discussion on neuroscience, feature stories, written science overview, institute profiles and other materials.