The BBRF Scientific Council guides the Foundation to fund creative and impactful research relevant to the whole spectrum of mental illness.
Led by Dr. Herbert Pardes, the founding President of our Scientific Council, the all-volunteer group of 180 pre-eminent mental health researchers rigorously evaluates every grant application, identifying the most promising, high-quality science. Research proposals are submitted from around the world. The BBRF Scientific Council reviews hundreds of grant applications submitted from around the world and selects the most promising research ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs.
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- University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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- University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center
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- Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
- James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Columbia University Irving Medical Center / New York State Psychiatric Institute
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- University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- NIH Autism Center of Excellence, ACE @ Pitt
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- Sage Therapeutics
- McLean Hospital
- Harvard Medical School
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Learn More About the Foundation
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is a global nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of psychiatric and mental illnesses.
Beginning in 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation was providing seed money to neuroscientists to invest in “out of the box” research that the government and other sources were unwilling to fund. Today, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is still the leading, private philanthropy in the world in this space.
Meet the people who make up the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Our staff of experts, passionate Board of Directors, and Scientific Council which includes Nobel prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments around the world.
We take our responsibility to our donors seriously and believe that our financial operations must be transparent. We're proud to say that 100% of your contribution for research is invested directly in research grants.