Funding agency: 
Pershing Square Foundation’s (PSF)

The Pershing Square Foundation announced the launch of the MIND (“Maximizing Innovation in Neuroscience Discovery”) Prize. With the launch of the Prize, The Foundation strives to change the paradigm of neuroscience research by creating a community of next-frontier thinkers who can uncover a deeper understanding of the brain and cognition. Breakthroughs in basic scientific and translational research will yield critical tools for and knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, which affect millions of people worldwide. The Prize will bring together the most talented early-to-mid-career investigators across scientific fields with creative and experimental ideas to solve problems that will transform the current understanding of the brain and its impact on human health.

The MIND Prize will catalyze novel interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work by facilitating collaborations across academic departments and institutions and amongst the academic, biomedical industry, philanthropic, and business communities. These breakthroughs in basic, fundamental research will help augment the toolkit for, and knowledge of, neurodegenerative and neurocognitive disorders. Prize winners will each receive $750,000, distributed $250,000 per year for three years.

Deadline: 
Monday, December 12, 2022
Funding type: 
Faculty