The Grass Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit private foundation incorporated in Massachussetts to support research and education in neuroscience.
As part of its educational mission the Grass Foundation recognizes and supports efforts to use neuroscience as a way to unite thoughtful people across various socioeconomic and geographic barriers. To that end, the Foundation supports neuroscience outreach efforts that use various approaches to educate underserved populations across the country and around the globe.
The hallmark program of The Grass Foundation is the Grass Fellowship Program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. This program provides an excellent opportunity for neuroscientists during early stages of their career to conduct independent research for scientific discovery at the MBL during the summer. While sharing the Grass Laboratory, Fellows function as an intellectual and social group within the MBL community. Grass Fellows are working independently but frequently collaborate with other investigators at the MBL, either year-round investigators or summer researchers. Fellows take advantage of the extensive equipment loaner program. The Fellowship grant covers research and living expenses.
Additional programs supported by The Grass Foundation include the Robert S. Morison Fellowship, The Grass-MBL Faculty Grant Program, the Ricardo Miledi Program for Neuroscience Training, several neuroscience courses at the MBL, and yearly funding of a few lectureships and prizes. Please see our Program Grants section for more information.
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