Education & Outreach resources for trainees & faculty

Check out the info below to see how we can help you reach your academic and career goals!

Gator NeuroScholars program offers standout opportunities to postdocs

This summer, the McKnight Brain Institute is launching a new postdoctoral fellowship program, Gator NeuroScholars, featuring a highly competitive stipend and opportunities to work side-by-side with some of the nation’s top neuroscientists.

Congrats to our Gator Neuroscholars!

Outreach Events

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.


Training programs

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias T32 Training Program

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) affects over 5 million people in the U.S.; however, despite more than 100 years of research, there are still no disease-modifying therapies. This T32 program is aimed at understanding connections between AD and other dementias, and the risk factors and comorbidities associated with them, to offer insights into the disease and afford novel targets for patient care.

Dr. Bizon pointing out a discovery on the computer to colleagues


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.



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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Trainee Funding Opportunities


MBI Research Fellowships

We anticipate awarding one-year fellowships to two doctoral students and one fellow. Awards for doctoral students will be up to $25,000, and post-doctoral fellows and clinical fellows will be up to $40,000 which can be used for salary, fringe and tuition as needed.

Dr. Adrienn Varga

Toffler Awards

Funding provided to McKnight Brain Institute by the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust for Neuroscience Research and Education Fund. To be considered for these awards applicants must be an MBI member and enrolled in a Ph.D., M.D. or combined doctoral program working in the field of neuroscience.

Toffler Leadership Awards

The Toffler Leadership Awards recognize excellence in neuroscience research and/or education by students. The MBI has dedicated $2,500 per year in support of this program and anticipates at least three awards will be given annually.

Faculty Funding opportunities


Seeking Conference 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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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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