Research Funding

Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students receive research funding from a variety of external sources. These funds are obtained on a competitive basis and are a mark of the quality of the research effort at Brandeis. Sponsors for Life Science Research at Brandeis University include:

Air Force Office of Scientific Research
American Heart Association
American Cancer Association
American Psychology Association
American Physiological Society
M.R. Bauer Foundation
Burroughs Welcome Trust
Department of Defense
The Ellison Medical Foundation
Foundation Fighting Blindness
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Human Frontier Science Program
W. M. Keck Foundation
March of Dimes
Nancy Luria Marks Foundation
James S. McDonnell Foundation
The McKnight Foundation
National Science Foundation:
     •  Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences
     •  Division of Undergraduate Education
     •  Division of Biological Infrastructure
     •  Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
     •  Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings
National Institutes of Health:
     •  National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
     •  National Eye Institute
     •  National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
     •  National Institute on Aging
     •  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
     •  National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
     •  National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
     •  National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
     •  National Institute of General Medical Sciences
     •  National Institute of Mental Health
     •  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
Pew Charitable Trust
Smart Balance/GFA Brands Inc.
Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research
Smiths Detection
The Simons Foundation
The Sloan Foundation
The Swartz Foundation

Life Sciences research and education at Brandeis University is well funded. Funds from Brandeis University together with grants from the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) Program, and following five NIH training grants support curriculum development and/or help provide full tuition, a stipend and health benefits for graduate students during their entire stay:

  • Genetics and Biochemical Mechanisms of Regulation;
  • Neurobiology: Genes, Channels and Behavior;
  • Neuroscience: From Channels to Behavior;
  • Quantative Biology: A Graduate Curriculum linking the Physical and Biomedical Sciences;
  • Macromolecular Structure and Mechanisms



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