The , formerly known as NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression), has announced grants totaling $11.8 million in support of promising ideas in brain and behavior science.
Through the foundation's program, two-year grants of up to $60,000 were awarded to two hundred early-career scientists conducting research with the potential to lead to breakthroughs in the science and treatment of mental illness. This year's grant recipients will conduct basic and clinical research studies to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness, use or develop new technologies to advance possibilities for studying the brain, and work to develop next-generation therapies for various psychiatric disorders.
"In this era of flourishing neuroscience, technology, and brain mapping, we are closer than ever to understanding the brain and how to treat, and even prevent and cure, its illnesses," said Herbert Pardes, president of the foundation's Scientific Council, which reviews grant applications. "Support from the private sector is crucial to sustain the momentum in the field, and we are thrilled with the quality of grant projects we are funding this year."
For a complete list of , visit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Web site.