The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants, publications, and educational programs.
The Dana Foundation’s science and health grants support brain and immuno-imaging and clinical neuroscience research. The Grants section provides descriptions of these programs, application guidelines, and summaries of supported studies and their results.
FREE PUBLICATIONS AND RESOURCES
Online and in print, the Foundation offers neuroscience-related publications, including exclusive news and feature articles and interviews, briefing papers, primers, and our blog. The online journal Cerebrum offers thought-provoking ideas from leading researchers, and the monthly periodical Brain in the News features the top brain-related stories from external publications. Report on Progress offer readers brief articles by experts on the latest advances in brain research. To sign up for a specific publication or the Foundation’s e-newsletter, visit our subscriptions page.
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives also produces a number of publications, including a directory of organizations that deal with brain-related disorders, a Q&A booklet about brain research, and a number of publications and activities for children.
Other popular online resources include Brainy Kids, an online science resource for students, teachers, and parents; Brain Web, a validated directory of websites and articles about brain diseases and disorders; and Brain Resources for Seniors, a portal of reliable websites for senior citizens, which address aging and health.
The Dana Press is the Dana Foundation's imprint for publications for lay readers.
INFORMATION FOR JOURNALISTS
The Foundation provides reliable information and resources—including access to experts—to members of the media. In the Press Room, journalists can access News Releases for the latest Dana Foundation announcements, read periodic briefing papers and primers, and search the Expert Directory of Dana Alliance members for brain experts.
THE DANA ALLIANCE FOR BRAIN INITIATIVES
The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives (DABI) is a nonprofit organization of more than 350 eminent neuroscientists, including nine Nobel laureates. It is committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research and to disseminating accessible information about the brain. DABI is supported entirely by the Dana Foundation.
DABI organizes and coordinates the global Brain Awareness Week campaign, which it created in 1996 to increase public understanding of the brain and brain research. It also partners with organizations on the cognitive fitness initiative “Staying Sharp,” a series of public forums and educational materials on aging, which are presented with support from the MetLife Foundation and AARP. The Lending Library program offers brain models and materials to university neuroscience departments to use in outreach education in their communities and local schools.
THE EUROPEAN DANA ALLIANCE FOR THE BRAIN
The European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) is a nonprofit organization of more than 260 eminent brain scientists, including five Nobel laureates, from 32 countries. Launched in 1997 and modeled on the U.S.-based Dana Alliance, EDAB is committed to enhancing the public’s understanding of brain research. EDAB presents outreach programs similar to those in the U.S.