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Brain Awareness Week

March 10-16, 2025

What Is Brain Awareness Week?

Brain Awareness Week is the global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science. Every March, participants host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain, and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.

Event organizers include colleges and universities, hospitals, medical research facilities, K-12 schools, advocacy groups, outreach organizations, professional associations, government agencies, corporations, and more.

Why Participate?

Brain Awareness Week provides a wonderful opportunity to place your work in the public spotlight. By participating in the campaign, you can:

  • Advance your mission within the broader context of a global education initiative.
  • Spread the word about the importance of brain science and its critical role in helping people lead healthier, more productive lives.
  • Equip the public with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health.
  • Ensure a future for neuroscientific discovery by inspiring the next generation of scientists.

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Brain Awareness Week Grants Programs

The Dana Foundation partners with the International Brain Research Organization and Federation of European Neuroscience Societies to provide funding for Brain Awareness Week outreach activities worldwide through two different regions. The goal is to help participants expand their programming and reach broader and more diverse audiences with information about the brain and the impact brain science has on our everyday lives.

Plan Your Outreach

Are you interested in planning a Brain Awareness Week event, but unsure how to get started? This section provides all the resources and tools you’ll need!

Questions? Get in touch with us.

For questions about Brain Awareness Week and how to get involved, please contact us at To join our Brain Awareness Week community online, connect with us on our Facebook page.

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