Trainee Funding Opportunities


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.

Trainee 2

Applications closed until TBD

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.

Applications will open September 2022 and close October 2022

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.


Toffler Research Awards

The Toffler Research Awards provide summer research funds for M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students in neuroscience. Funding will also be available for students to travel to present their own research.