Brain Aneurysm Foundation: Grants for Brain Research & Treatment

OVERVIEW: This funder supports scientific research to improve early detection, treatment and technological advances for patients suffering from brain aneurysms. Grants go to researchers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

IP TAKE: Early detection is a big issue for this funder, so applicants should focus their application on this, if possible. Budget for a $25,000 grant, but applicants might receive more like $10,000.

PROFILE: The Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF) was established in 1994 in Boston, and has become the top organization dedicated to this cause in the U.S. According to recent statistics, about one in 50 Americans will develop a brain aneurysm during their lifetimes, about 25,000 people suffer from ruptured brain aneurysms each year, and about half of those victims will die from the disorder. This funder’s goals are to promote early detection and raise awareness about the risk factors and symptoms of brain aneurysms. It does this by funding research in the field and working with medical communities to support patients.

BAF’s Research Grants fund “basic scientific research directed at early detection, improved treatment modalities, and technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients with brain aneurysms,” as well as “projects that are focused on translational research, clinical outcome research, early detection, imaging, and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and its associated complications.” Grants are often supported by Chairs of Research, typically named after individuals who have suffered brain aneurysms and endowed by donations from their friends and family.

Grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000. Past grant recipients can be viewed on the Research Grant Awards page. Grants are regularly awarded to researchers affiliated with universities and hospitals in both the United States and Canada, however, researchers do not have to be citizens of the United States or Canada to apply and receive funding. Grant recipients are presented at the Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Annual Research Grant Awards Dinner, usually held in mid-September.


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