Education & Outreach

Awards & Accolades

MBI Travel Awards

Open to all students, fellows and faculty performing neuroscience research. This award provides travel support to present UF neuroscience research at national and international conferences. Funding requests can only be made for registration, travel and hotel.

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McKnight Leadership Awards

Open to all clinical and post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors who work in the field of neuroscience. This award recognizes and rewards post-doctoral fellows and assistant professors who excel in academics and research.

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Toffler Awards

The Toffler Leadership Awards and the Toffler Research Awards are open to all UF students enrolled in a Ph.D., M.D. or combined doctoral program who work in the field of neuroscience.

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EducationAL Opportunities


Summer Neuroscience Internship Program

Supports students from diverse backgrounds who seek to pursue Ph.D. training in neuroscience and prepare for careers in biomedical research, education and enterprise. Interns join active neuroscience research labs, while also receiving highly personalized guidance on graduate school admissions, professional development and career planning.


MBI Trainee Enhancement Opportunities

Open to all Ph.D. students and post-doctoral and clinical fellows performing neuroscience research at UF. This award is intended to fund unique opportunities that allow trainees to enhance training toward their career.

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Graduate Biomedical Neuroscience Certificate

This online program program is designed to provide post-graduate students and working professionals, whose professions are impacted by the field of neuroscience, with an understanding of normal brain function and the clinical expression and underlying pathogenesis of common neurological disorders.

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Conference Funding Requests

MBI Members

Seeking Conference Attendance Support?

The MBI accepts requests to offset the costs associated with symposia and conferences that benefit the UF neuroscience community and have a primary focus on central and peripheral nervous system function.

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Education & Outreach Events

UF Neuroscience sTudents

Brain Awareness Week 2019

UF neuroscience students spread to public schools and hosted field trips at UF’s McKnight Brain Institute and academic health center.

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MBI Research Evenings

These events are organized thematically and provide researchers an opportunity to highlight research findings and promote collaborations among the UF neuroscience community. Refreshments are served and all are welcome.


MBI Neuromedicine Scholars

For these speaking engagements, visiting scholars who have made exceptional contributions to neuromedicine or “rising stars” pioneering new directions in neuroscience research will visit the University of Florida to deliver a lecture of broad interest to the neuroscience community. We will celebrate their achievements with a reception following each lecture.

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William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience

Held each year, the William G. Luttge Lectureship in Neuroscience explores inventive ideas and approaches to ensure healthy cognitive aging and to counter brain diseases. In 2012, the McKnight Brain Research Foundation endowed UF with $300,000 to establish a permanent annual lectureship as a memorial tribute to the late William G. “Bill” Luttge, Ph.D., the MBI’s first director.