Awards & Opportunities

Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias T32 Training Program

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) affects over 5 million people in the United States; however, Despite over 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

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.

Trainee 3

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.

Trainee 4

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.

Trainees 1

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

MBI Career Enhancement Award

We anticipate awarding supplemental research funds to junior faculty who have currently existing independent extramural support, but who have not received an R01 equivalent

Dr. Cara Croft

MBI Pilot Grants

The McKnight Brain Institute Pilot Grants were established to support assistant professors conducting research in the neurosciences in laboratories affiliated with the MBI.

Shelby Blaes talking with fellow researchers

Education 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.

Trainee 2

Department of Neuroscience

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.

cert program