The Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation & The BRAIN Initiative
The Kavli Foundation played an important role in development of the US BRAIN Initiative, and continues to support the Initiative through a variety of mechanisms.
Neurodata Without Borders
While progress in modern science is enabled by data sharing, open exchange of data can be a challenge in neuroscience. In mid-2014, The Kavli Foundation, along with a consortium of researchers and foundations, initiated a program called Neurodata Without Borders (NWB, www.nwb.org). The Kavli Foundation has funded NWB projects that break down the geographic, institutional, technological and policy barriers that impede the flow of neuroscience data to the scientific community.
In 2015, The Kavli Foundation established three new Kavli Neuroscience Institutes, complementing existing Kavli Institutes around the globe that focus on research in neuroscience, nanoscience, astrophysics, and theoretical physics.
The Kavli Foundation provides curated funding opportunities for innovative research aligning with scientific themes that accelerate basic research in neuroscience.
About The Kavli Foundation
The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.
The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, scientific society collaborations, initiatives and cross-disciplinary meetings in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.