Discontinued Grant Programs

Capitol Hill Briefings

The Foundation supports a grant to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for a series of luncheon briefings designed to educate Congressional members and their staffs about topical issues in neuroscience. The sessions are open to the public. 

Watch videos of the briefings on our YouTube channel. 

Human Immunology

The Dana Foundation supported promising new investigators beginning their careers in patient-based immunology research as Dana Scholars. This program ran from 2004-2008.

Neuroimmunology of Brain Infections and Cancers

The Neuroimmunology Program focused on brain infections and cancers. Specifically, we invited studies of 1) immune-based therapies for primary brain tumors, and for metastases to the brain of other cancers; 2) immune responses to infections in the brain, including but not limited to viral encephalitis, meningitis, cerebral malaria, and prion diseases, and 3) how the immune system affects the brain and how the brain modifies immune function. The program ran from 2004-2011.

Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium

In 2004, the Dana Arts and Cognition Consortium brought together experts from seven universities to study, define, and evaluate possible correlated or causal relationships between arts training and the ability of the brain to learn in other cognitive domains. The results of this work were published in 2008, in Learning, Arts, and the Brain.

Arts Education: Three City Initiative & Rural Initiative

The Three City Initiative, which ran from 2001-2009, funded grants to arts organizations within a 50-mile radius of Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. to provide professional development to artists that fostered improved teaching of the performing arts in public schools. The Rural Initiative, which ran from 2005-2009, was for similar projects in the rural areas of the United States.